Thank you for the follow-up. It is important to go back to square one.
As an at-will employee, the employer does not need any proof.
You see. At-will means that they can fire at any time.
They don't need proof.
You could have been employee of the year and they could still fire you. An at-will employee has no legal right to continued employment.
It may be unfair and unjust. But it's legal. The Georgia courts have been very clear about this. "It is well settled that in this state `(a)n indefinite hiring may be terminated at will by either party, with or without cause, and there is no cause of action against an employer for an alleged wrongful termination
. (Cits.)' Meeks v. Pfizer, Inc., 166 Ga. App. 815, 816 (305 SE2d 497)." Fortenberry v. Haverty Furn. Co., 176 Ga. App. 360, 361 (1) (335 SE2d 460). See also Taliaferro v. S & A Restaurant Corp., 172 Ga. App. 399 (323 SE2d 271).
Now, where the real crime is (figuratively speaking), is that there are lawyers out there who tried to give you false hope and take $10,000 from you when they know -- or should know -- the law is against you. That's a real shame. Fortunately, you didn't have the money to line their pockets.
I know that this is not what you wanted to hear but you deserve a candid answer. I wish very much that I could offer you an answer that was more favorable to your circumstances, but the law seems to be pretty clear. Had I been able to provide an Answer which might have given you a successful outcome, it would have been my pleasure to do so.
I hope you understand.
It has been my pleasure to assist you today with your information needs. It is my goal that you are satisfied. No expert can promise you an answer that is favorable to your circumstances.
But I will do my very best to explain the legal principles that are related to the facts you’ve described so that you can better understand the “why” of things.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business!