Georgia Wrongful Termination Attorney
In Georgia, most employment is considered “at-will” when there is no employment contract or statutory provision. The “at-will” employment doctrine is a doctrine that is applied in most states in the United States. It means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason (with some exceptions).
Under the at-will doctrine, an employer does not need to have a good reason or any reason at all to terminate an employee, and an employee does not need a reason to leave their job. This means that either party can end the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, as long as it is not illegal.
There are some exceptions to the at-will doctrine. For example, an employee cannot be terminated for a reason that is discriminatory or in violation of a law or public policy. An employee also cannot be terminated in a way that breaches an express or implied contract with the employer.
Wrongful discharge refers to a situation where an employee is terminated in violation of the at-will doctrine or in violation of a law or public policy. For example, if an employee is terminated because of their race, gender, religion, or other protected characteristic, or because they have exercised a legal right (such as the right to file a discrimination claim), the termination may be considered wrongful discharge.
If an employee believes that they have been wrongfully discharged, they may be able to bring a legal claim against their employer seeking damages or other remedies. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options if you believe that you have been wrongfully discharged. Contact our office for a free and confidential consultation.