Can I sue my job for firing me because of my health

I got laid off today from my job for no reason. I got sick two weeks ago and when
I tried to go to work they told me that I was not on the schedule but didn’t give
me a reason why.

Asked on June 25, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you were covered under the FMLA (Family Medical and Leave Act), or used available PTO (i.e. vacation time or sick days), your termination was legal. The fact is that absent actionable discrimination, an employer in an "at will" work relationship can fire an employee for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

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