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Georgia Employment Discrimination News


Muslim Flight Attendant Says She Was Suspended for Refusing to Serve Alcohol
A Muslim flight attendant working for ExpressJet had being doing her job without serving alcohol for more than a year, ever since she discovered that her new religion forbade her from serving, as well as imbibing, alcohol. She was only suspended when a co-worker complained that not only did she not serve alcohol, but that she wore a headdress and had foreign writings in her possession.

Ex-Carolina Biological Supply Employee Claims discrimination in Lawsuit
A former employee of Carolina Biological Supply who was terminated in 2013 has filed a suit against the company claiming that she was discriminated against because her gender. After complaining to the Human Resources Dept., and taking a leave of absence due to extreme stress, she was fired for poor performance and creating distractions on the job.

Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine, Claims Discrimination Against African-Americans
The only black editor of People Magazine has been fired and has now brought an employment discrimination law suit claiming she was discriminated against because of her race and that the magazine is biased against people of color.

Former Kia Employees File Lawsuits
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia is facing two employment discrimination lawsuits claiming disparate treatment of women, blacks and Americans in general.

Supreme Court to consider Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's duty to settle cases
The United States Supreme Court has decided to hear a case involving employment discrimination of female miners. The dispute involves the EEOC's duty to settle cases.

County Settles Discrimination Lawsuit With Former Probate Court Employee
A former Polk County Probate Court employee brought suit in 2011 claiming racial discrimination after being fired. The County has now settled with the former employee and stipulated to certain conditions.

Common Employee Wage and Overtime Issues
As elsewhere, Georgia employers are required to closely adhere to state and federal wage laws, including those related minimum wages, overtime pay, rest and meal breaks and prohibitions against employer retaliation for reporting misconduct surrounding any of these matters.

City in GA To Pay $90000 For Firing Employee For Filing EEOC Discrimination
In a suit filed in US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the EEOC charged that Gerresheimer fired the employee from her position in retaliation for filing a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Georgia University Employee Involved in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
A former Fort Valley State University employee has filed an employment discrimination suit against the school and the GA Board of Regents in US District Court-Middle District of Georgia, citing retaliation as a result of a previous complaint of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and hostile work environment while working as a security officer at the school.

Georgia DCSS HR Director Files EEOC Complaint
A human resources director at the Dougherty County School System in Georgia filed a "notice of charge of discrimination" / Equal Employment Opportunity complaint (EEOC) against the school system.

Georgia Employee Fired for Her Religious Beliefs?
A Georgia employee who worked for a private company was laid off because she refused to perform actions which she believed violated her religious beliefs and subsequently filed suit for religious discrimination.

Georgia Bill on LGBT Employment Discrimination Languishing in Subcommittee
Article in Georgia Voice about a bill which that would ban employment discrimination against GA state employees based on sexual orientation under discussion by a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.


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