Can an employee be fired if an

Can a claim be filed against them?

Asked on September 7, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

An "at will" employee can be fired at any time, for any reason. It does not matter if the employer did not follow its own internal, voluntarily-adopted disciplinary policy: the law does not enforce employer's disciplinary policies unless, and only if, those policies are contained in a written employment contract. If they are not, the employer may disregard its own policies and fire an at will employee if it chooses.

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