Hiring Discrimination • Workplace Discrimination
Violations of the Civil Rights Act by Georgia Employers
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 established groundbreaking rights for categories of Americans who had been systematically denied equal access to employment and denied dignity and equality in the workplace. Yet a half century later, many workers in those protected classes are still fighting for their rights.
The law firm of Feldman Morgado, P.A., handles all forms of employment discrimination. From our Atlanta office, we extend our resources and vigorous legal advocacy to workers across the Atlanta metro area, North Georgia and statewide.
Protecting Your Interests. Enforcing Your Rights.
Our trial lawyers have won damages in Title VII discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.
Atlanta Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it is illegal for employers (and by extension, supervisors or co-workers) to discriminate on the basis of a person's race, color, national origin, sex or religion. This applies to discrimination in hiring practices, layoffs or discharge, and unequal treatment of workers in pay, promotion, job assignments, training and other terms, conditions, benefits and privileges of employment.
Feldman Morgado has brought successful claims in every category of Title VII, including racial discrimination, discrimination against "foreigners" or ethnic groups, gender discrimination and religious intolerance. The discrimination takes many forms: refusal to hire, unequal job duties or compensation, harassment and wrongful termination, or retaliation for filing or supporting a claim of employment discrimination.
Interpretation of the Civil Rights Act affirmed by the highest courts outlawed sexual harassment as a form of Title VII sex discrimination. Subsequent federal laws also made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of disability, pregnancy or family leave (FMLA).
Title VII Discrimination Lawsuits in Georgia
A claim against an employer is brought through the federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) or the Georgia Human Relations Commission. We help clients document and file these claims to obtain a right-to-sue notice. We then file the lawsuit against the company and pursue a mutually acceptable settlement or remedy.
If an out-of-court solution is not obtained, our experienced litigators are fully prepared to try your case. Managing shareholder Mitchell Feldman is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and has litigated in state and federal courts in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.
Victims of employment discrimination may seek placement, advancement or reinstatement with the employer in question, along with back pay. The complainant may pursue monetary damages such as back pay, front pay and emotional distress, plus attorney's fees and punitive damages when applicable. We will rigorously pursue your full remedies under the law.
Atlanta, Fulton County and Decatur
Sexual Harassment Attorneys • Employment Discrimination Attorneys
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced employment litigation attorney, please contact our Atlanta office for a free consultation.