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Georgia

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Weak‏
Effective as of 1968

Protected groups:

  • Gender

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies with 10 or more employees*
  • May cover state and local government employees*

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who file a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination

Remedies:

  • Back pay:
    • Full back pay awarded
    • Only one (1) year of back pay may be awarded
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees

State Specific:

  • Employer must display a state pay equity poster

Please click HERE for access to O.C.G.A. 34-5-3, Sex Discrimination in Employment.
*see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

Last revised 08/23/2019

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