Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Georgia

Q: can I sue the company for emotional distress while pregnant, work trauma, and punitive damages?

My job fired me back in 2021 because they were doing some unethical things and I stated that I would go to corporate again and get them involved for them to investigate then I get fired 24hrs later due to the hr generalist and my supervisor lied and said I was being insubordinate and I have no documentation of me ever signing off on anything because we never had any discussions on disciplinary actions in the 6 years of me being at that company. I had so much anxiety working there and they knew I was pregnant because I told them 10 days before. After they fired me and some employees asked about my whereabouts my supervisor replied “you can’t say what you want and not reap the consequences” as of I was really reckless which also made me super upset because he lied. So when they fired me that sent my anxiety through the roof and I was emotionally distressed crying all the time. It still makes me emotional to this day and I still have “work” anxiety”.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal and its impact on your health. At this point, one option is to try to arrange a free initial consult with a Georgia employment attorney. Although this is posted under Personal Injury & Libel, it is beyond the scope of something that would usually be handled by most personal injury firms. Good luck

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