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Getting fired from your job – especially one that you’ve held for several years – can completely destabilize your life. You will lose your salary and health insurance benefits. Potential new employers may not hire you once they learn that you were fired from your prior employer. If you’re the primary breadwinner in your family, your family may be unable to make rent or mortgage payments and you’ll lose your home.

If your employer fired you, you should immediately contact an Atlanta wrongful termination lawyer at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. Even though Georgia employers can generally terminate employees with or without cause, they cannot fire their employees for an illegal reason. For instance, if your boss was sexually harassing you and you complained to your employer’s human resources department about the sexual harassment and you were fired within a month or so after you made your complaint, your employer may have illegally terminated your employment.

What Are the Different Types of Wrongful Termination?

  • Discrimination. It is illegal for employers to terminate an employee on the basis of race, age, sex, nationality, religion or sexual orientation. For instance, if you are over the age of 40 and your employer implemented a reduction-in-force that primarily terminated the employment of employees over the age of 40, your employer may have wrongfully terminated your and your peers’ employment.
  • Retaliation. As discussed above, it is illegal for employers to terminate the employment of employees that have complained about unlawful discrimination and/or harassment.
  • Whistleblowing. If you report unethical or illegal misconduct to an internal company hotline, or an external investigatory agency, e.g., the SEC, the Department of Labor, and/or the Department of Justice, and your employer punishes you by terminating your employment, your employer may have violated the law.
  • Refusing to Violate the Law. Many unscrupulous healthcare providers try to the “game” the system by submitting fraudulent Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement claims. If you refused to help your employer submit those false claims, and your employer fires you, you might have an actionable wrongful termination claim.

Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help

If your employer discriminated or retaliated against you by terminating your employment, we urge you to contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. Our attorneys have successfully fought for the rights of American workers for over three decades. We will help you recover full compensation for your losses, including:

  • Lost pay and benefits: we can help you recover wages, salary, or benefits that you lost as a result of your employer’s unlawful treatment.
  • Emotional distress: In certain types of wrongful termination cases, we can help you recover compensation for all emotional pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your employer’s misconduct.
  • Punitive damages: Punitive damages are not usually awardable in wrongful termination cases, but sometimes they can be recovered if there is a law that authorizes the victim to recover them and the employer’s misconduct is particularly egregious.
  • Attorneys’ fees and costs can also usually be recovered in wrongful termination cases.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

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