In Georgia, as in many states, most workers are “at will” employees, which means they generally can be terminated without cause. However, terminations cannot be in violation of federal laws against workplace discrimination or of laws that protect employees from retaliation for asserting their rights. If you have been fired for reasons you believe are improper, you may be able to recover damages through a wrongful termination lawsuit.
A Georgia employer has the right to terminate an employee for most any reason or for no reason at all. However, there are some important exceptions. A wrongful termination might have occurred when an employee is let go in any of the following circumstances:
Proving that an employer terminated you for one of these illegal reasons or others is a challenge. Consulting an experienced Georgia employment lawyer can help you assess if you have a viable legal case.
Whether you have been fired or suspect that you will be, you should gather records of all events and interactions that might relate to your potential wrongful termination claim. That means doing the following:
Taking these steps will help your attorney to evaluate whether a wrongful termination may have occurred and to assemble the evidence needed to make a persuasive case for recovering damages.
Attorney K.P. Reddy at The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience handling employment law matters for clients in Atlanta, Suwanee, Marietta, Gainesville and Johns Creek and across Georgia. Call 678-629-3246 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.