Can an employer fire you an evict you from the company provided living quarters in the same day?

Asked on September 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The employer may terminate your employment and ask that you leave company-provided living quarters in the same day. If you don't leave the quarters, which you have no right to once your employment is terminated, the employer cannot itself physically remove you; rather, the employer must go through the court system to evict you, which means that if you don't go voluntarily, the eviction does not happen immediately. Unfortunately, your state has a particularly fast process for eviction, so you're talking about 8- 12 days before being in court, at which point, you will be removed. There are reasons to get out, if you can, before the court removes you: if the court issues the order to remove you, that will show on your rental history if a landlord looks for it, and that's something you don't want if at all possible.

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