Most employees are at-will employees. This means that you can quit your job at any time, for any reason. However, this goes both ways, and your employer can fire you at any time, for any reason. That being said, if you believe you were fired as a result of discrimination or retaliation, you may have a case for wrongful termination. Read on to learn more about wrongful termination in Georgia.
Common examples of wrongful termination
The most common examples of wrongful termination involve discrimination and retaliation. Discrimination occurs when an employer discriminates against an employee in violation of several federal laws for their age, race, national origin, gender, color, religion, and more. Retaliation involves firing an employee for acting as a whistleblower or reporting discrimination for one of the protected characteristics mentioned above.
Are Georgia employees protected from wrongful termination?
Luckily, Georgia employees are protected against wrongful termination, as the majority of employees are protected under the Civil Rights Act.
What do I do if I believe I am a victim of wrongful termination?
It is important to understand that not every seemingly unfair firing is an example of wrongful termination. It is important to reach out to an attorney to determine whether you have a valid case. If you believe you are a victim of wrongful termination, it is important to gather evidence of this. The first step you need to take is to ask your employer for their reasoning for termination. It is important that you ask your employer to put this reasoning in writing. You should gather as much evidence of the wrongful termination as possible. This may include collecting photos of discriminatory acts, emails, videos, text messages, and any other evidence that can provide that you were unfairly discriminated against and wrongfully terminated. A skilled employment law attorney will then fight to prove that you are a victim of wrongful termination and fight to recover the compensation you deserve as a result.
If you believe you are a victim of wrongful termination, our firm is here for you. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated employment law attorney.
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