Atlanta Wrongful Termination Attorneys
We Can Help You Pursue Justice
If you have recently been fired by an employer in Georgia and you believe they didn’t have a valid reason for terminating your employment, then please get in touch with our dedicated legal advocates at HDR Law to discuss whether you can file a claim for wrongful termination.
What Are the Grounds for a Wrongful Termination Claim?
Although all employment in the state of Georgia is “at will” unless there is a valid employment agreement with specified terms, there are still many circumstances around an employee’s termination that can be grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
A valid wrongful termination claim must be able to show either:
- Your employer fired you in violation of the law (such as being part of a protected class or for participating in a protected activity)
- Your termination violated an employment agreement, such as clauses in employment contracts outlining specific reasons a person can be fired.
Often, employers provide a false reason for firing to avoid admitting that they violated the law. To win a wrongful termination case, you must have evidence proving your employer lied about the reason, and that the real reason you were fired was an illegal one.
Our wrongful termination lawyers at HDR Law are experienced at representing workers who have been unfairly terminated by their employers. We are strong advocates for our clients and bring decades of resources, knowledge, and skills to every case.
Were You Fired in Retaliation for a Protected Activity?
It is illegal for employers to retaliate against by firing or tangibly punishing an employee who participates in protected practices, such as reporting illegal behavior, safety violations, discrimination, or harassment in the workplace. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the following are considered “protected activities:
- Filing an EEO charge or complaint
- Appearing as a witness in an investigation or lawsuit
- Reporting illegal activity or labor violations to a supervisor or manager
- Refusing the direction of a superior that would result in discrimination
- Refusing or resisting sexual advances of a co-worker or superior
- Requesting accommodations for a disability or a religious practice
- Inquiring about salary information regarding potentially discriminatory wages
Are You a Victim of Discrimination?
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is illegal for employers to fire employees because of their:
- National Origin
- Citizenship Status
- Genetic Information
- Marital Status
- Medical condition
- Military/Veteran Status
Was Your Termination a Breach of Contract?
Even though Georgia is an at-will employment state, employers cannot fire an employee if it violates the terms of a contract or employment agreement. Did you sign an employment contract when you first started working for your employer?
Although every employment contract is different, some contracts provide very specific terms of termination, such as:
- Requiring proper notice for termination as stated in the contract.
- Providing employment for a fixed term in the contract. Terminating you before the contract ends can be a violation.
If your employer violated the terms of your employment agreement, you might be able to establish that the employer breached the contract. Contact our law firm today to discuss your case so our employment lawyers can determine if any company policies, employee handbooks, or promises of job security made by your employer constitute an implied contract.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Termination Case?
The following damages can be recovered by employees who have been wrongfully fired from their jobs:
- Back pay for the lost wages accumulated by the time the court issued a judgment
- Front pay for lost wages from the date of the judgment until the date the defendant is reinstated to their old position or finds a new job
- The cost of health insurance and other benefits the defendant would have received from their employer if they were still employed
- The cost of attorney’s fees and court expenses
- An injunctive relief order that tells the employer to cease specific actions or rehire the employee
Let Us Take a Closer Look at Your Case Today
At HDR Law, we know that you have worked hard to find a job that allows you to maintain the lifestyle you enjoy. That is why our compassionate legal team is dedicated to using our extensive resources and legal insight to help clients of all backgrounds fight back against employers who use illegal tactics or discriminatory reasoning to wrongfully terminate workers. If you feel you have been fired for a reason that violates the law, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our firm.
To set up a confidential consultation with our wrongful termination lawyers, please call (720) 547-9211 or contact us online.
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