Georgia Federal Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Our Lawyers Help Federal Employees in Georgia Protect Their Legal Rights
There is no excuse for discrimination in the workplace. While this is true regardless of where you work, it is especially true in the federal sector. All federal agencies should follow the law, and they should take proactive steps to ensure that none of their employees experience discrimination on the job.
Unfortunately, many federal employees in Georgia still find themselves dealing with discrimination in the workplace. If you believe you are a victim of federal employment discrimination in Georgia, you should speak with a lawyer about your legal rights. Falling victim to discrimination can have various financial and non-financial effects, and, as a federal employee, you have every right to make sure you receive the equal treatment you deserve.
Many federal employees find the prospect of hiring a lawyer intimidating. At The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, our team makes the process as inviting and stress-free as possible. Founding attorney Jay Stafford has represented federal workers for well over a decade. He will listen to you, explain your options and help make sure you feel confident moving forward.
We Handle All Types of Federal Employment Discrimination Claims
We represent federal employees in Georgia in all types of discrimination claims. If you believe that you are a victim of any of the following, we encourage you to contact us promptly to discuss your legal rights:
- Age Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Sex or Gender Discrimination
Depending on your individual circumstances, there may be a variety of ways we can help you. For example, if you are facing discriminatory discipline or have experienced discriminatory termination, we can work to protect or restore your federal employment status. If you have been denied reasonable accommodations for your disability or religion, we can make sure the federal government respects your legal rights. If you are a victim of race-based or sex-based discrimination or harassment, we can hold your federal employer accountable, and we can fight to secure all of the remedies that are available to you under federal law.
Laws That Protect Federal Employees in Georgia
There are numerous laws that protect federal employees from discrimination in the workplace—including laws that are specific to the federal employment sector. The laws we use to seek placement, reinstatement, reasonable accommodations, financial compensation, and other remedies for federal employees in Georgia include:
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits federal employers from discriminating against employees and job candidates who are 40 years old and older based on their age.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits federal employers from discriminating against employees and job candidates based on their race, color, religion, national origin, and sex.
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits federal employers from discriminating against employees and job candidates based on their genetic information, including their family medical history.
Equal Pay Act (EPA)
Under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), federal employers must pay equal compensation to men and women who perform substantially equal work.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), federal employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees and job candidates based on pregnancy or childbirth.
Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Rehabilitation Act applies the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the federal government. Thus, federal employers are prohibited from engaging in all forms of disability-based discrimination.
Georgia Federal Employment Statistics
According to data from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), approximately 85 percent of all federal employees work outside of the nation’s capital. The OPM’s latest data indicate that Georgia is home to more than 70,000 federal employees, or nearly four percent of the federal government’s workforce. This includes more than 30,000 individuals who work for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in civilian occupations.
From the DOD to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), numerous federal agencies have offices and facilities in Georgia. Whether you live and work in Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Savannah, Athens, or any other Georgia city or town, we can advise you and deal with the U.S. government on your behalf.
Speak with a Georgia Federal Employment Discrimination Lawyer in Confidence
If you have questions about your legal rights as a federal employee in Georgia, we encourage you to contact us for more information. To speak with an experienced Georgia federal employment discrimination lawyer in confidence, please call 410-514-6099 or request an appointment online today.