Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Georgia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: C. R. Wright, Fisher Phillips
- Georgia has laws prohibiting employment discrimination on account of disability, age, religion and criminal record. State employees are protected from discriminatory conduct as well. See Prohibited Discrimination.
- The City of Atlanta has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on account of sexual orientation, which must be taken into account when interviewing and selecting job applicants. See Atlanta Nondiscrimination Ordinance.
- State agencies are now prohibited from asking criminal history questions on job applications. See Ban the Box Law.
- Georgia law calls for employers to include a "multiracial" classification on written forms and questionnaires that requests information on the racial or ethnic identification of job applicants and employees. See Multiracial Classification on Forms.