What can I do if I am discriminated against by a public accommodation?
If you are discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, or disability by a public accommodation, you have three options.
File a complaint with the Civil Rights Division
You can file a complaint with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
File a complaint online. After the complaint is filed, it will be reviewed. The Civil Rights Division will decide whether it is the type of issue they handle. They will then get back to you to:
Follow up for more information,
Start a mediation or investigation,
Direct you to another organization that might handle your issue, or
Let you know that they cannot help.
To contact the Office of Civil Rights about your report, make sure you have your report number.
(TTY) (202) 514-0716
Contact the U.S. Attorney in Georgia
You can file a complaint with the U.S. Attorney in Georgia.
For the U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Georgia:
The United States Attorney's Office
Richard B. Russell Federal Building
75 Ted Turner Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3309
For the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Georgia:
22 Barnard Street, Suite 300
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Fax (912) 652-4388
600 James Brown Blvd, Suite 200
Augusta, Georgia 30901
Fax (706) 724-7728
File a lawsuit
You can also file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. Consult an attorney to discuss your options.
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