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Thursday, December 26, 2019

When Jokes, Nicknames and Pranks Become Harassment


Many types of behavior that used to be acceptable in the workplace are now recognized as illegal as well as intolerable. Laughing at, bullying, or discriminating against those you work with is no longer considered an unavoidable aspect of some workplace environments. Today, a great many workers are rising up, with the assistance of committed, well-schooled employment discrimination attorneys, to defend themselves in court against the painful treatment they used to feel they had to endure in order to keep their jobs.
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Monday, October 8, 2018

New Study Ranks Georgia 2nd in LGBT Workplace Discrimination

What protections do LGBT employees have in the state of Georgia?

A new report released by InsuranceQuotes.com should raise alarm among Georgia employers and employees alike.  InsuranceQuotes.com, a website that allows users to compare insurance rates, compiled data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concerning complaints related to both sexual orientation and gender identity.  The study found that Georgia employees filed 4.2 charges per 100,000 residents during the years 2014 to 2017.  In total, LGBT employees filed 432 discrimination claims during that three-year period, the second highest rate of complaints nationwide.  


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Georgia Employee Fired for Being Gay Asks Court of Appeals to Reconsider Ruling


Is it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on sexual orientation?

Attorneys representing a Georgia lesbian who claims she was fired for being gay are now asking the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rehear the case en banc.  In the case of Evans v Georgia Regional Hospital, et al., plaintiff Evans states that she worked at Georgia Regional Hospital, where her supervisor targeted her for termination due to her status as a self-described “gay female.
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