This post concludes and recaps our series on the handling of wrongful termination cases in Atlanta, Georgia. We felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many employees are not aware that they have options if they have been illegally fired. Our goal with these posts has been to provide information which helps workers to understand that they have rights in such situations and to provide information which will allow for the informed selection of an employment law attorney.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we analyzed included:
- The rights an employee has after being wrongfully terminated
- Wrongful termination cases based on discrimination
- Wrongful termination cases based on employer retaliation
- The process of bringing a wrongful termination lawsuit
There are multiple reasons why employees must understand these issues. First, many make the mistake of thinking that their former employer has “all the power” and that there is nothing they can do after being fired. As we explained earlier in this series, such is not the case. Second, it is illegal for one to be fired for discriminatory reasons based on race, gender, religion, age, etc. Third, while an employer may be angry that you filed some type of complaint against them, the law does not allow them to fire an employee as an act of retaliation. Finally, understanding the process of bringing a claim will help to make the process go more smoothly.
One point we have stressed through each of these articles is that one should retain counsel as soon as possible after being fired. You only have a limited amount of time in which you may seek redress. If you miss this window of opportunity then you may be barred from bringing a claim against your former employer. Contact our office today to speak with an Atlanta wrongful termination attorney. We also assist clients in areas 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.