Federal and State Laws
requires affirmative action programs for women and minorities and prohibits job discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era and prohibits discrimination based on Vietnam-era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in federally assisted programs.
requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment, qualified individuals with disabilities and prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs.
which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination.
which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older.
which prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments.
which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal governments.
which provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.
Under Title VII, ADA, and the ADEA, it is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment including: Hiring and firing; compensation, assignment, or classification of employees; transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall; job advertisements; recruitment; testing; use of company facilities; training and apprenticeship programs; fringe benefits; pay, retirement plans, and disability leave; or other terms and conditions of employment.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. Title IX states, in part:
No person.shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance...
The policy of Georgia State University is to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability.
Educational institutions that receive federal funding are required under Title IX to provide equal opportunities for members of both sexes.
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of prohibited sex discrimination. Students (male and female) and employees (faculty and staff) are protected from sexual harassment and may recover monetary damages.
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for enforcing the law. Faculty, staff, and students can file complaints of sex discrimination with the Title IX Coordinator. Retaliation against complainants is prohibited.
Linda J. Nelson
Assistant Vice President
Opportunity Development/Diversity Education Planning
10 Park Place, Suite 460
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Office: (404) 413-2567 Fax: (404) 413-2560
External Reporting Agencies