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Employment Contracts and Termination

Being out of work is awful. However, having to worry about losing your current job is also extremely stressful. If your employment is like most others’, it falls under the category of at-will employment. This means you can quit for any reason or no reason, and your employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason—as long as the reason is not discriminatory. In addition, the promise of future employment is not enforceable.

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Sick and Fired: Medical Leave Does Not Always Protect Your Job

Being sick is the worst… except when being sick means you need to be away from work for an extended period. Then, that is the worst. Many employees worry about taking even one sick day, so the thought of taking a medical leave for weeks – or even months – can be terrifying. What if I lose my job? How will I manage without my benefits?

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Severance Pay: What Are My Rights?

Severance pay is typically part of a benefits package some employees receive when they leave employment. They can include benefits such as several months’ salary, payment for unused vacation or sick time, continued medical, dental or life insurance coverage, retirement benefits, stock options, and help finding new employment.

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Employment Law Fact or Fiction?: It Doesn’t Matter Why You Are Fired In An At-Will State.

This article kicks off our “employment law fact or fiction” series in which we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions that the attorneys at Parks, Chesin & Walbert are asked by clients and potential clients.  Few issues are black and white; most are shades of gray.  Our hope is that the information here can help you gain a better understanding of Georgia employment law generally.  Contact us today if you have a specific legal concern or think you have been wrongfully fired.

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