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The Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity is under the leadership of Governor Brian P. Kemp and Executive Director Allona Lane Cross.
We enforce the Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act of 1978 and the Georgia Fair Housing Law.
On Friday, October 25, 2019, GCEO hosted a delegation of women from Brazil visiting Georgia as a part of the, "Women's Leadership in Entrepreneurship and the Digital Economy" program under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.
Allona Lane Cross was appointed to serve as the Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) by Governor Brian P. Kemp on October 24, 2019.
On September 15, 2019, Jazmyn Frye was promoted to be the Director of Equal Employment for the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity where she enforces the Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act and manages the Equal Employment Division.
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The Equal Employment Division of the Commission enforces the Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act of 1978, as amended, which makes it unlawful for a state agency to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race,sex, age, disability, national origin, color or relation.
The Fair Housing Division of the Commission enforces the Georgia Fair Hosing Law, which prohibits various forms of discrimination in residential real estate transactions on the basis of race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, familial status or color.