Georgia is an employment-at-will state. This gives employers the right to terminate relationships with employees at any time, for any reason, or for no reason. However, this does not give employers the right to violate federal law and discriminate against employees on the basis of:
- National origin
- Age (if the employee is between the ages of 40 and 70)
Employers are also barred from discriminating against employees who are in the military. Further, as an employee, you have the right to report or otherwise act in opposition to discrimination. And your employer is bound by law against retaliating against any employee who does so.
In some cases, we have found that proving discrimination in a court of law was nearly impossible. However, when retaliation was evident, we could easily prove that the employer had acted illegally, and we were able to pursue a retaliation case to similar ends.
People come to us when they feel they’ve been wronged by an employer. They seek help from an employment attorney because they may have been dismissed without cause, subjected to a breach of an employment contract, or they may have suffered in some other way at the hands of their employer.
Our process differs from other employment attorneys in Georgia. We take the time to get to know you and your challenges. Many of our clients first come to us with a problem that — while unfair — may not actually be illegal. However, after taking the time to sit down and speak with them, our expert Atlanta employment law attorneys often find that the client has a case they were previously unaware of.
For example, your employer may have the right to fire you for any reason or no reason at all. They do not, however, have the right to retaliate against you for exercising your rights. If we can prove that you were dismissed as a form of retaliation for, say, reporting a case of sexual harassment, then we have a strong case to bring against your former employer.
This is where Ben Barrett Law differs from other employment law firms in Georgia. Our process begins with an in-depth consultation in which we’ll get to know you, your problem, and your needs. We’ll help you understand the laws that apply to your case and how to best proceed. We will then use our expertise to fight for your rights and get you the best results possible.
If you believe that you may have an employment law case, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. Call (404)845-7449 or fill out our online contact form for your complimentary phone consultation.