This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of wrongful termination cases in Atlanta, Georgia. We have decided to write on this topic for multiple reasons. First, many people are often unsure of their rights in the workplace. It is our goal to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. Second, by providing information which relates to this topic one who has been terminated should be able to make a more informed decision when selecting a lawyer. We cannot stress enough the fact that you should contact an attorney immediately if you feel your rights have been violated.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming posts. Issues which we will look at include:
- What rights one has after having been fired
- Wrongful termination cases based on a protected characteristic (such as gender, ethnicity, or age)
- Firings which are a form of retaliation by the employer
- The process one faces when bringing a wrongful termination suit
- How an attorney can assist you in such matters
These are important topics for several reasons. First, many people are under a mistaken belief that they “have a right” to their job. As we will explain in our next article, one may only file a wrongful termination claim under specific circumstances. Second, if you wish to bring a claim against your employer it is important to understand the reasons for which you may do so. Third, understanding the process you will face is crucial as that understanding will help you make a better selection when choosing an employment lawyer.
We cannot stress enough that you should contact counsel as soon as possible if you have been terminated or fired from your job. You will only have a limited amount of time in which you may bring a claim against your employer. If you miss this time frame then you will not be able to bring a case. While it can be easy to feel that you have “plenty of time” it is important to understand that you will need to gather documentation and records when filing a Complaint with the EEOC or other regulatory agencies. Gathering such information can be a time consuming process and counsel can help you understand what it is you will need.
Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer. 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.