I reported it to the EOCC and they accepted my case. They are now asking for rebuttal letter from the employers response.
Yes, there are many lawyers in Atlanta who work on discrimination cases and who work on a contingency fee basis. Whether you have to hire a lawyer based in Atlanta specifically is highly debateable. It is more important to hire a licensed GA lawyer (assuming you worked in Atlanta) than a lawyer literally based in Atlanta. If your lawyer lives in Savannah, GA, NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas (like me; FWIW, I have clients in GA), Washington D.C., Houston, etc..., as long as he/she is licensed to practice in GA, and has experience in this field, that lawyer can in theory help you, assuming your EEOC charge has validity to it.
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