Data Shows Georgia Leads Much of the Country in Employment Discrimination Claims – WABE

After researching data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a California law firm made a disturbing discovery about Georgia.

Georgia is the third state in the country with the highest rates of workplace discrimination, behind Tennessee and Arkansas.

The 2021 data showed that retaliation was the most common form of discrimination, with a total of 2,091 cases. Racial discrimination is the second most common with 1,290 cases filed, followed by sexual discrimination with 1,084 cases.

Brad Dozier is managing director of the Dozier Law Group in Atlanta and has spent decades handling such cases. He says that in employment discrimination cases, you have to prove what intent or motive someone had when they took action.

On Thursday's Closer Look, Dozier explained how workplace discrimination is defined, why it's so common in Georgia and what employees and employers need to know.