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Georgia Civil Rights Laws

Explanation of Terms in Civil Rights Laws Chart

Code Section 7-6-1 and 2 (Credit); 34-1-2 (Age); 45-19-20, et seq. (Public Employment); 8-3-200, et seq. (Housing)
Agency Public Employment and Housing: Commission on Equal Opportunities
Administrative Preemption No
Private Action Permitted? 7-6-2: Yes; 34-1-2: No; Public Employment: No; Housing: Yes
Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff? 7-6-2: No; 34-1-2: No; Public Employment: Discretionary; Housing: Yes
Statute of Limitations Public Employment: 180 days/agency Housing: 1 yr./agency, 2 yrs./private

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