01 Nov #LGBT Employees Facing Discrimination in Georgia
Georgia employers saw the second-highest rate of complaints of workplace discrimination from LGBT employees in the nation, according to a recent study.
The report, compiled by InsuranceQuotes.com, a website that allows users to compare coverage prices online, found there were 4.2 charges made per 100,000 residents between 2014 and 2017. LGBT employees filed 432 charges of discrimination during those years.
The study analyzed statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, looking at complaints related to gender identity and sexual orientation.
Washington, D.C., had the highest occurrence of complaints with 10.2 per 100,000 residents.
Georgia is one of three states that does not have an explicit anti-discrimination law that protects members of the LGBT community. There is no federal law banning discrimination against sexual orientation or gender identity, but there are protections for people based on things such as race, color, sex, age and disability.