Can my employer fire me for being at the hospital? 7 Answers as of April 09, 2013I have pneumonia and my employer fired me for being at the hospital even though I tried to get someone to cover my shift. I’m 16 and I worked at day and goes to the hospital at night. I only missed 2 days for the past 7 months.
WILLIAM L SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW | William L. Sanders
Yes, in Georgia, an employer may fire you for this, or for anything, so long as they are not motivated by Race, Age, Sex, National Origin, Religion, Handicap Georgia recognizes the doctrine of employment at will. Employment at will means that in the absence of a written contract of employment for a defined duration, an employer can terminate an employee for good cause, bad cause, a mistaken cause, or no cause at all, so long as it is not an illegal cause.
Answer Applies to: Georgia