Columbus, GA asked in Employment Law for Georgia

Q: Why does my employer refuse to accept a two week notice? The employee is asked to leave immediately .

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Kirby G. Smith
Kirby G. Smith
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I am assuming your employer wants to separate you from employment, you gave a 2-week notice, and the employer refused the offer and told you to leave. Employment law itself doesn't require a 2-week grace period before separating an employee. Check your employee handbook, employee contract, or anything else given to you when you were hired to see if you are entitled to a severance package of some kind. Otherwise, your employer can terminate you at will, unless you believe there was a discriminatory reason for your firing.

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