Employment Discrimination & Civil Rights Throughout Georgia

A lawsuit involving a government agency or a private business is a complex issue, and understanding and obtaining your rights in the workplace can be challenging and intimidating. Employers often have both counsel and human resources teams on staff, far exceeding the resources of the individual employee. We understand the legal tactics used by employers and are able to provide effective counsel to employees to help protect their rights.

What To Do If You Experienced Employment Discrimination in Atlanta, Georgia

If you have been wrongfully terminated or victimized by unlawful business practices, our lawyers will work with you to ensure that you receive fair compensation. We pride ourselves in our skill and success in representing clients in every aspect of employment discrimination and civil rights issues. Our experience encompasses all areas, including:

  • Title VII (sex, race, and national origin cases)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • ERISA claims
  • Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act for failure to pay overtime wages
  • Claims for violations of the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Claims arising under wage and hour laws.  

Can I Sue My Employer for Discrimination in Georgia?

Yes, under federal and Georgia state law you can sue an employer for discrimination in the workplace. Georgia employees are protected from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and age over 40. If you have experienced discrimination in hiring, promotion, pay, harassment, or termination, you may have a valid lawsuit against your employer for monetary damages, punitive damages, and injunctive relief. An employment discrimination attorney can evaluate your case and represent you in the litigation process against your employer. Strong evidence and documentation of the discriminatory treatment is needed to prove your claims.

What Are The Discrimination Laws in Atlanta?

Major discrimination laws protecting Atlanta employees include:

  • Title VII - Prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Applies to employers with 15+ employees.
  • ADEA - Protects workers 40+ years old from age discrimination.
  • ADA - Prohibits discrimination based on disability and requires reasonable accommodations.
  • GINA - Bars discrimination based on genetic information.
  • FMLA - Provides job-protected leave for serious health conditions.
  • FLSA - Establishes federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.
  • Georgia FEPA - State law barring various types of discrimination.

How Pankey & Horlock, LLC Can Help

We are available to review your employment agreement, including the terms of salary, commission, bonuses, and any non-solicitation and non-compete agreements they may include. If the terms are inequitable or in violation of employment laws and regulations, we will assist you disputing or amending the terms of your contract.

Contact Our Atlanta Employment Discrimination Lawyer

If you believe you have been discriminated against by your Atlanta employer, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with an employment law attorney. We will review your case details and advise you on your rights and options for seeking recourse against unlawful discrimination. Call us today to get started.


The attorneys of Pankey & Horlock, LLC serve the entire state of Georgia, including Atlanta, Alpharetta, Auburn, Decatur, Doraville, Douglasville, Duluth, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Stone Mountain, Dekalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and Cobb County, GA.

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