Wrongful Termination in Georgia | What You Need to Know

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Wrongful Termination in Georgia | What You Need to Know

When someone is a victim of wrongful termination, they frequently look to explore their legal options, as losing a job due to no valid reason is angering, upsetting, and can have significant financial consequences. If this has recently happened to you, there is a very good chance that you may have a valid wrongful termination claim. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Atlanta employment law attorney to learn more about wrongful termination and how our firm can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What does wrongful termination look like?

The first thing you should understand is that in most cases, Georgia law favors the employer, meaning it can be very difficult to prove a wrongful termination case. That being said, employees in Georgia are still federally protected from discrimination, and if you can prove that your wrongful termination was due to a trait or factor that is protected under the Civil Rights Act, there is a very good chance that you may have a valid claim. All those throughout the United States who are between the ages of 18 and 70 who work for businesses with at least 15 employees are federally protected under this Act. If you are discriminated against either due to your age, race, color, national origin, or another protected characteristic, you may have a valid wrongful termination claim. Employees who were retaliated against for reporting incidents of harassment, discrimination, or whistleblowing may also have wrongful termination claims.

Do I have a case if I am a victim of wrongful termination in Georgia?

If you believe you were wrongfully terminated from your position, the first thing you should do is ask your employer the reason for terminating you. Your employer should put this in writing. If the answer is unsatisfactory or untrue in some way, speak with our Georgia employment law attorney today. Do everything in your power to prove your case, such as documenting emails, text messages, videos, or any other evidence that can prove you were wrongfully terminated. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are always on your side, even if your employer is not.


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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