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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Georgia

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: C. R. Wright, Fisher Phillips

Summary

  • 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.