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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: While on paid suspension from work,I did not get paid for the days I didn't work and was also fired without notice
Dawn L. Richards
Dawn L. Richards
answered on Jan 6, 2020

Unfortunately, Georgia is an "at will" state which means that you can be terminated with or without notice, for cause or without cause. Unless you are covered by an employment agreement an employer may terminate your employment without notice, assuming that you have not been terminated... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia on
Q: I am an only child.Dad's estate is approx.$25,000.No other heirs.He died intestate.Can I file Small Estate affidavit?

Dad died here at my home in Cherokee County. He has a 2007 Nissan truck in my driveway and he has 2 bank accts with about $8000 in each. That is all! No other possible heirs! No debts, no creditors! Do I have to file for Letters of Administration or can I file Small Estate?

Dawn L. Richards
Dawn L. Richards
answered on Nov 23, 2019

You may file a Petition with the court to dispense with administration. The judge will determine if there are other heirs or creditors by advertising in the county of residence or where property is located.

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Q: Is a job allowed to deny an employee the ability to work from home when the employee is undergoing chemotherapy?

The employee has been with the company for 2.5 years, its an outbound call center job. The reason for working at home is because the doctor requires the person to recover for at least 3-5 days. The job is denying me this, I have FMLA already but this is shorting my pay when the person may need to... View More

Dawn L. Richards
Dawn L. Richards
answered on Nov 23, 2019

If your employer employs 15 or more employees they are required to provide reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability. Depending upon the nature of the industry and the type of work you do, work from home may or may not be reasonable.

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