2017 Georgia Code
Title 34 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 34-1-8. Veterans' preference employment policy; use not a violation

Universal Citation: GA Code § 34-1-8 (2017)
  • (a) As used in this Code section, the term:
    • (1) "Employer" means any person engaged in business and having one or more employees, but does not include the federal government, state, or any political subdivision of the state.
    • (2) "Veteran" means an individual who served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States and was honorably discharged from such service.
    • (3) "Veterans' preference employment policy" means any employer's policy of preference in hiring, promoting, or retaining a veteran over any other qualified applicant or employee.
  • (b) Any employer may create and use a veterans' preference employment policy, which shall be in writing and applied uniformly to employment decisions regarding hiring, promotion, or retention during a reduction in force.
  • (c) An employer's use of a veterans' preference employment policy as provided for in this Code section shall not constitute a violation of any local or state equal employment opportunity law.
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