Athens, GA asked in Employment Law for Georgia

Q: I'm needing to find more information on standard of conduct.

Was told on thurs not to return to work until i had a doctors note. Friday a.m boss called me asking me to bring my belongs and come to the office, and he terminated me on the spot. Unemployment classified that as failing to meet the standard of conduct, however I was called into work and terminated on the spot.

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Kimberly N. Martin
Kimberly N. Martin
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I think a free consultation with an employment lawyer may be beneficial for you. You do not provide enough information to provide a thorough response. If you have a disability or needed time off from work due to a serious health condition, you may want to speak with an attorney who can discuss that with you confidentially. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects workers with disabilities and the Family Medical Leave Act protects workers who need to take leave due to a serious health condition. Terminating an employee because of a disability or for taking leave, may be a violation of these laws.

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