Georgia employers do not have to have a “valid reason” to terminate an employee. Supervisors may fire workers at any time for any reason so long as the reason for termination is not protected by a federal law. Our Atlanta based attorneys assist employees, who have been terminated due to discrimination or retaliation, fight for the rights they are entitled to. This can mean reinstatement of their position or compensation for their lost wages. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
Atlanta lawyers filing complaints against companies for wrongful termination
Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for either a discriminatory reason, as retaliation for filing a complaint, or because an employee reported wrongdoing on the part of an employer. Wrongful termination can only be claimed if an employer has broken a state or federal law with regards to the reason they have chosen to fire their employee. Examples of wrongful termination may include:
- Firing an employee based on their sexual orientation, religious views, or ethnicity
- Firing an employee who rejects a supervisor’s sexual advances
- Firing an employee who has filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC or human resources
- Firing an employee who has filed an OSHA report
- Firing an employee who has filed a police report against their employer
- Firing an employee for reasons that violate federal employee privacy policies
If you have been wrongfully terminated then it is important to seek legal representation right away. Your employer likely provided a generic reason for your termination and it may be difficult to prove that being let go from the company was due to retaliation or discrimination. Depending on your claim, it may also be necessary to file a complaint with a federal agency prior to filing a lawsuit; for example, going through OSHA or the EEOC. Our Atlanta employment law attorneys will guide you through the process of gaining justice against your wrongful termination. Contact our lawyers today. We assist clients in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Jonesboro, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Atlanta Metro area attorneys fighting for the rights of Georgia employees
Proving that a termination broke a federal law is not an easy task. Documentation is needed to show a direct link between a federal law which was broken and the employee’s dismissal from a company. The attorneys at Obiorah Fields, LLC dedicate their practice to fighting for employee rights. We will ensure that your complaint is filed through the appropriate channels so that it is not dismissed for an administrative reason. We will ensure that all documentation is filed in a timely manner and keep your case moving through the system. If your claim is investigated and dismissed then we are prepared to file an appeal or a lawsuit in Federal Court. We focus on this area of the law so you may focus on your future. Contact us today.