Safeguarding Georgians from discrimination in housing and employment

The Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity is under the leadership of Governor Brian P. Kemp and Executive Director Shawnzia Thomas.

We enforce the Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act of 1978 and the Georgia Fair Housing Law.

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GCEO Hosts Duke University Student Emil Zakarian

The Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity was honored to host Duke University Student, Emil Zakarian this summer as an Intern with the Agency.

GCEO Intern, Tolulope Adedipe

GCEO Serves as a Host for the Atlanta Bar Association's Summer Law Internship Program

For the second year in a row, the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) has participated in the Atlanta Bar Association's Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP).

GCEO's Equal Employment Division Provides Harassment Prevention Training to Dekalb County Board of Health

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity's Equal Employment Division was delighted to visit the Dekalb County Board of Health to conduct Harassment Prevention training for managers and staff. 

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Equal Employment

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. 

Fair Housing

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.