What to do if You Believe Your Job Has Been Wrongfully Terminated

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What to do if You Believe Your Job Has Been Wrongfully Terminated

Unfortunately, people across the United States are wrongfully terminated every day. This is an extreme injustice, and if you believe this has happened to you, you are most likely now looking to hold your former employer accountable. You should keep in mind that Georgia is an “employment at will” state, which means that in most cases, you can be fired at any time for any reason, though with certain exceptions. For example, you may not be fired for discriminatory reasons, in breach of a contract, or in retaliation for exercising your rights. If you were fired for any of the aforementioned reasons, you may have a viable wrongful termination case. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Georgia employment rights attorney today.

What are some of the most common causes of wrongful termination?

While the Civil Rights Act protects workers from termination for discriminatory reasons, the law has its limitations, meaning it only protects people between 18 and 70 and those in businesses with 15 employees or more. If you fall in one of those groups and were discriminated against, you may hold your employer accountable on a state and federal level. The most common unlawful termination scenarios our firm encounters are as follows:

  • Employee discrimination for their age, race, gender, color, national origin, religion, and more.
  • Employer retaliation against an employee for acting as a whistleblower or reporting discrimination.

Can I sue for wrongful termination in Georgia?

Before filing a claim against an employer for wrongful discrimination, you should first ask your employer for a clear reason as to why you were fired from your job, and ask that reasoning is put in writing. If you believe the answer does not seem satisfactory or reasonable, do not hesitate to give our experienced Georgia employment rights attorney a call. He will asses the circumstances of your firing and determine whether you may have a case going forward. If our attorney does determine you were wrongfully terminated,  you may begin collecting evidence to prove your case. Evidence can include written correspondences, such as emails or texts, recorded conversations, pictures, videos, or any other form of evidence your attorney deems necessary. We know how stressful it can be to wrongly lose your job, which is why we are here to help you through every step of the legal process ahead.

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If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to effectively represent your interests. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Barrett has the skill and experience necessary to help you navigate the complexities of any employment law matter you may be facing. To discuss your case with a legal team you can trust, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law today.

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