Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I will do everything I can to answer your question. This is a very tough situation because employment in the state of Georgia is "at will
" absent an express agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated for any reason not amounting to discrimination
on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation
for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage
claim, taking FMLA
leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination
is fair, reasonable or even true. Since employees can be terminated for no good reason or even no reason at all, the law does not regulate reviews, evaluations, title changes, or responsibility changes. If your employer truly wanted you gone, they could do so immediately without jumping through any of those hoops. It sounds harsh, but the only form of job security that employees generally have is to make their employers want to continue employing them. So, all you can really do is work with what your boss is giving you here. This means explaining that you feel stifled and would like to grow with the company but that you do not feel as though you are being given the opportunity to do so. This means finding ways to appease your boss, even if you don't think you should have to and even though you know that you are are being underutilized as an employee. It is unpleasant, but there is simply no other option if you wish to keep this job because you have no right to continued employment. I hope that you find this information helpful and am genuinely sorry if it is not what you were hoping to hear. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.