In the state of Georgia, “whistleblowers” are protected from retaliation by public employers. If you are employed by the state, or by any local government that receives state funding (including counties and municipalities), the law protects your right to disclose violations of law by officials in your department.
Specifically, the law provides, at O.C.G.A. [...]
Unfortunately, anyone who goes into the workplace will experience uncomfortable situations. Everyone has experienced a grumpy boss, an annoying coworker, or a flirtatious supervisor. While uncomfortable, these types of normal workplace annoyances are something the law expects us to withstand.
However, there are times when a supervisor or coworker’s behavior goes far beyond what [...]
In Georgia, like many Southeastern states, employment is “at will.” This basically means that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason, or no reason at all, so long as it is not for an illegal reason. The primary illegal reason we see is discrimination on a ground that is specifically prohibited under [...]
Under federal law, a citizen who has been injured due to the unlawful act of a government official possesses a civil right of action. The federal law giving citizens this right is commonly referred to as “section 1983,” based on the law’s place in the U.S. Code: 42 U.S.C. 1983. This law states, in [...]