Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Georgia
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Ban of discrimination based on natural hair styles, SB61
This bill will prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing and create a cause of action against employers who discriminate.
Domestic violence and discrimination, HB847
This bill will provide for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to take time off from work without being subjected to termination or other adverse employment action.
This bill will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
This bill will provide paid family and medical leave for up to 12 weeks.
Pay disclosure, HB55
This bill will make it unlawful for an employer or employer's agent to screen applicants based on their salary history, including, but not limited to, requiring that an applicant's prior salary history satisfy minimum or maximum criteria or seek the salary history of an applicant from such applicant or his or her current or former employer.
PTSD and first responders, SB484/HB855
The bill will provide coverage for first responders for post-traumatic stress disorder arising in the course and scope of employment.
Whistleblower protections, SB278
This bill will prevent an employer from taking adverse personnel action against an employee who in good faith reports a violation of law by the employer or another employee to an appropriate law enforcement authority.