If you’ve been racially discriminated against in the workplace, remember that there are United States laws to protect you and your rights. Keep reading to learn about some national and state resources able and ready to help you, and do not hesitate to contact an Atlanta employment discrimination attorney right away. You deserve an experienced and compassionate lawyer who will fight hard and support you.
Georgia Resources for Those Who’ve Been Racially Discriminated Against
Georgia Department of Labor (DOL)
The Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) protects workers in the state, as well as offers several services to job-seekers and employers. When you are starting a claim for racial discrimination in the workplace, you and your lawyer will probably need statistics to back up your arguments. The Georgia DOL provides information and analysis on positions and workers in the Georgia labor market. You can contact the Georgia DOL office at 404-656-3045 if you’re in the Metro Atlanta area or 877-709-8185 from anywhere else in Georgia.
Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO)
The Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity has an Employment Division that gives legal effort to the Fair Employment Practices Act. The Fair Employment Practices Act makes it illegal for a state agency to discriminate against any employee because of their race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin, or age. If you experienced unfair and biased treatment by a state agency, or if you would like information, you can always call the GCEO at 404-656-1736 for the Metro Atlanta region or 800-496-OPEN if you’re outside the Metro Atlanta region.
National Anti-Racial Discrimination in the Workplace Resources
United States Department of Labor (DOL)
Like the Georgia DOL, the United States Department of Labor exists to support and protect workers on the national level. Job-seekers, wage-earners, and retirees are all groups the United States DOL is here to help with work condition improvements, greater opportunities for profitable employment, more protections for retirement and health care benefits, stronger free collective bargaining, and keeping vital statistics on national economic measurements like employment.
The U.S. DOL administers federal labor laws that guarantee your right as a worker to a safe and healthy workplace, freedom from discrimination of all kinds inclusive of racial discrimination, and income support. You can reach the National Department of Labor at 866-4-USA-DOL.
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) gives legal force and weight to federal statutes against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Get in touch with the national EEOC if you have discrimination concerns regarding a private employer or the federal government.