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Georgia Wrongful Termination

If you’ve recently been let go from your job, you may be wondering whether your dismissal is grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit.

Georgia is an “at-will” employment state, meaning an employer can fire an employee at any time, for any reason or no reason at all. However, there are exceptions to this standard, and federal employment law gives certain protections and rights to workers. 

Morgan & Morgan, the largest personal injury law firm in the nation, takes wrongful termination cases very seriously, and wrongful termination attorneys have fought for workers' rights for over 35 years. Whether you were wrongfully terminated due to harassment, employment discrimination or retaliation, medical leave, or due to hostile work environment, we can help fight to hold your employer accountable for unlawful business practices and recover you compensation in the process. Our Georgia wrongful termination lawyers can help you determine whether your termination was unlawful, obtain back pay, and fight for compensation.

Hiring an Atlanta wrongful termination attorney is easy, and you can get started with a free case evaluation to learn more about your legal options.

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  • What Is Wrongful Termination?

    In Georgia, employment is presumed to be at-will provided the employer and employee are not bound by an employment contract. This enables employers to terminate work relationships at any given time, so long as the reason for the firing is lawful.

    Wrongful termination refers to a firing that violates state or federal law, which prohibits certain actions that employers may try to take out on employees. For example, firing someone over their religious beliefs is a violation of the federal civil rights act, and may be grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit. Firing someone over medical leave similarly is in violation of the federal family and medical leave act.

  • What Are Some Examples of Wrongful Termination in Georgia?

    Because employers in Georgia have significant discretion in ending work relationships, wrongful termination suits can be complicated. However, the following wrongful termination issues are possible exceptions to the at-will rule.

    If you experience any of these employment law issues, an Atlanta employment attorney can help. Throughout the state of Georgia, Morgan & Morgan have law offices with dedicated attorneys who fight to protect workers. Georgia wrongful discharge attorneys know the local laws and the common mistakes that employers try to get away with.

    • Discrimination: If you were fired because of your race, color, national origin, religion, gender, or another protected class or characteristic, you may have a case for wrongful termination.
    • Retaliation: Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for an action. For example, if an employee reports her boss to Human Resources, an employer cannot respond by firing her.
    • Breach of Contract: If you have a written contract guaranteeing your employment, and your employer breaches that contract by letting you go, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Similarly, if your contract states that you will be employed for a certain duration of time, and you are fired before that time is up without good reason, you may be able to take legal action.
  • What Should I Do if I Think I’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated?

    If you believe you may have been wrongfully discharged, contact a labor and employment lawyer at one of Morgan & Morgan’s Georgia offices. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost benefits, emotional distress, and more.

  • Prove Wrongful Termination – Contact an Experienced Wrongful Termination Attorney

    At Morgan & Morgan, our wrongful termination lawyers serve client throughout Georgia and are experienced at protecting the legal rights of workers like you. Over 35 years as the nation's largest personal injury law firm, we have recovered over $20 billion for clients with a range of concerns, and we may be able to help your wrongful termination claim.

    Find out by scheduling a free case evaluation. It costs nothing to get started, and we get paid only if you win. Contact us today.

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