Discriminatory or Retaliatory Discharge:
Wrongful Termination in North Georgia
Georgia is an at-will employment state, which means that employers have considerable latitude to fire workers without having to show cause. Sometimes there is a sinister reason for the firing. The term "wrongful termination" applies when employees are laid off or discharged for prejudicial or punitive reasons that violate state or federal laws.
The law firm of Feldman Morgado, P.A., aggressively represents workers who were wrongfully terminated. If we determine that you have a cause of action against a former employer, we will vigorously pursue your legal recourse for the emotional devastation and the effect on your finances and your future.
Protecting Your Interests. Enforcing Your Rights.
If you suffered unlawful termination or other retaliation, contact us to analyze your grounds for a lawsuit. We take cases in the metro Atlanta area and throughout North Georgia.
Atlanta Wrongful Termination Attorneys
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act and other federal and state laws make it unlawful to terminate or retaliate on the basis of an employee's:
- Race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age (over 40) or disability
- Claim of discrimination or sexual harassment
- Corroboration or support of a co-worker's claim
- Workers' compensation or disability claim
- Request for reasonable accommodation of a disability
- Whistleblowing on fraud, criminal activity or regulatory violations
- Refusal to participate in illegal acts
We have extensive experience in employment litigation, including termination for discriminatory reasons or retaliatory firing for complaints or claims against the employer. Managing Shareholder Mitchell Feldman is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and oversees the Atlanta office of Feldman Morgado. He and his team can guide your case through the investigatory phase of Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) or Georgia Human Relations Commission (HRC), which must review your case to authorize you to sue the employer in state or federal court.
We will zealously advocate for the most favorable resolution of your claim, which may include:
- Reinstatement to your job, with back pay and full accrual of all benefits
- A negotiated severance agreement or settlement
- Going to trial to obtain a verdict for back pay, front pay, intentional infliction of emotional distress, damage to career or reputation, attorney's fees and applicable compensation such as punitive damages
Employers will often seek to discredit an employee through disciplinary actions and bad performance reviews before moving to terminate. Our attorneys are skilled at ferreting out the evidence of wrongdoing, retaliation and cover-up to demonstrate that our client was wrongfully discharged.
If you voluntarily resigned from your job because of harassment, reprisal and threats, you may still have grounds to sue for wrongful termination under constructive discharge. However, the burden of proof shifts somewhat, requiring the employee to prove that the retaliation created a hostile work environment that was so severe that you had no choice but to leave.
Decatur Employer Retaliation Lawyer
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys to review a possible claim for wrongful termination, or to gauge your liability regarding a former employee.