Employees that believe they have been exposed to discriminatory practices or unfair treatment in the workplace should report concerns to their supervisor (i.e. principal, site manager, etc.) or to the Office of Internal Resolutions/Employee Relations (OIR/ER). While Atlanta Public Schools does not have a time limit on filing a complaint, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)requires that you file within 180 days of the alleged incident. Additionally, the grievance or complaint procedures for various Atlanta Public Schools' employee groups also have specific deadlines for filing a timely complaint.
All complaints will be kept confidential except to the extent that limited disclosure may be necessary for the purpose of conducting a full and fair investigation, providing opportunity for the accused harasser to respond, taking remedial action, and responding to government inquiry or legal action. The complainant and the accused will be advised of the outcome of the investigation. Atlanta Public Schools forbids retaliation against any individual exercising the right to complain about or report an incident.