Wrongful Termination Lawyers Serving the Greater Atlanta Area since 1996
A staunch ally with a proven track record of success handling employment cases
In today’s economy, jobs can be difficult to come by. Being fired from your job for unlawful reasons can lead to significant consequences in both your professional and personal life. State and federal laws are in place to protect your employment rights and prevent employers from engaging in illegal behavior. However, only an experienced attorney can analyze the facts of your case and determine whether you have a legitimate wrongful termination cause of action. The Reddy Law Firm, PC has more than 15 years of experience representing both employees and employers in wrongful termination negotiation and litigation.
Determining whether your termination notice was legal
Employers may fire or lay off employers for a number of legitimate reasons. For a termination to be considered wrongful, one or more of the employee’s legal rights must be violated. The Reddy Law Firm, PC has handled numerous wrongful termination cases involving:
- Breach of employment contracts
- Discrimination based on age, sex, race, ethnicity, pregnancy and disability
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations
Employers subject to state and federal laws may face both government prosecution and private lawsuits. Employees who feel they were unlawfully fired may seek assistance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Georgia Department of Labor.
What is an at-will employee?
In the absence of a contract, the United States presumes that employment relationships are at will. The at-will employee doctrine states that an employee is free to quit at any time and an employer may terminate the employee at any time, provided there is a legal basis for the termination. Courts have implemented three main exceptions to the at-will doctrine. They are:
- Public policy
- Implied contract
- Implied covenant of good faith
It is vital for employees to understand their rights and employers to comply with state and federal laws to avoid legal action. Rely on a trusted law firm to provide the resources you need to understand wrongful termination laws.
What is constructive termination?
Constructive termination or dismissal results when an employer creates an intolerable work environment through harassment, demotion, humiliation and other discriminatory practices that force the employee to resign. To be considered wrongful termination, the employer must have targeted the employee or violated an employment contract.
Are whistleblowers protected from discrimination?
There are several federal and state laws in place to protect whistleblowers from employer discrimination and retaliation. Whistleblower protections include the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Federal False Claims Act and the Georgia False Claims Act.
Contact an experienced Atlanta employment law firm to handle your wrongful termination case
The Reddy Law Firm, PC dedicates its practice to helping employees and employers understand complicated employment laws. If you feel you were unlawfully fired, contact the firm for a free initial phone consultation. The firm offers hands-on attention and flexible fee structures to suit your needs. Call (678) 629-3246 or contact K.P. Reddy online to discuss your case.