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    getting fired over having to go to court

    What is the name of your state? GA
    i just got fired for going to court. i put the notice in about a month ago. and the manager still put me on the schedule. if i didn't show up to court id would of been served a bench warrant. can they fire me because i had to go to court???


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    Unless you have a written contract or CBA that states otherwise, this termination was perfectly legal.


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    Yep - since Ga. is an at-will state, you can be terminated at any time for any reason as long as it is not an illegal reason such as age, sex, religion, etc. unless you had a contract to the contrary.. . . .Just as you could have quit at any time for any reason. It might not seem fair to you but it was not illegal.


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    I take it this was on a personal matter? Then yes, it was legal, although I understand your dilemma and I don't necessarily agree with how it was handled.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosdragon1020 View Post
    What is the name of your state? GA
    i just got fired for going to court. i put the notice in about a month ago. and the manager still put me on the schedule. if i didn't show up to court id would of been served a bench warrant. can they fire me because i had to go to court???
    If you show up at work wearing a green shirt, I would fire you because I don't like the colour green. Yes ... it is legal. So firing you for going to court is most certainly legal.


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    We yes it is legal and yes it is wrong, but were you fired because you had a court date or because the manager forgot and you didn't get with him to work it out?


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