I see. The issue you have here is one that is not fair but it is not illegal. Here is the bot***** *****ne from a legal information standpoint. Georgia like most states is an employment at will
state - meaning you can be disciplined or terminated for any reason that is not otherwise a violation of law. These exceptions are the civil rights protections (e.g., age, race, sex, religion), violations of public policy
(e.g., fired for attending jury duty
, for refusing to break the law, for reporting illegal activity by the employer (aka a "whistleblower
violation"), or having some contractual right to a just cause employment (meaning the employer cannot terminate you without industrial due process - which basically insures a fair and accurate investigation and decision). Without any of these exceptions, courts find that the employer has a legitimate business right to operate its business however it sees fit and the court will not second-guess the employer. These policies and decisions may in fact be awful and clearly not fair or even make good business sense. However, they are not ultimately unlawful.
It is not illegal to require an employee to work on a Sunday. Further, it is not illegal to terminate employees because they stand up in defense of themselves. You need something more, like being terminated because of your age or race to be have a legal remedy. Although you certainly would qualify for unemployment
compensation in this instance.
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