Many jobs are not permanent. Quitting jobs and getting fired are both parts of life. Often, employees are fired and there is generally nothing they can do about it. This is because of at-will employment, which means that you can quit your job at any time, for any reason, and your employer can fire you at any time, for any reason. But, in some cases, employees are victims of wrongful termination. If you are a victim of wrongful termination, you may be able to take legal action against your employer. Read on to learn more about wrongful termination in Georgia.
Common Examples of Wrongful Termination
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, you may have a valid claim against your employer under the rights provided to them under the Civil Rights Act.
The Civil Rights Act protects all those between the age of 18 and 70 who work for businesses with at least 15 employees. If you believe you are discriminated against and you fall into the aforementioned categories, you may file a state and federal level claim against your employer.
Most wrongful termination cases involve discrimination due to gender, color, race, age, national origin, religion, and more.
Steps to Take if you Believe You are a Victim of Wrongful Termination
If you believe you are a victim of wrongful termination, there are a number of important steps you should take.
First, you must ask your employer for his or her reasoning for terminating you, and ask your employer to put that reasoning in writing. Bear in mind that to have the best case against your former employer, you should provide as much evidence as possible. This can include pictures of discriminatory acts, text messages, emails, videos, and any other evidence you may have that proves that you were unfairly discriminated against and wrongfully terminated. You should be sure to reach out to an experienced and dedicated employment law attorney. Our firm is here to help.
If you believe you are a victim of wrongful termination, contact our firm to discuss your case. We are here to advocate for you.
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