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Employment At-Will: Georgia

Employment At-Will requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: C.R. Wright, Fisher Phillips


  • In Georgia, employees are presumed to be at-will. See The At-Will Relationship.
  • Georgia recognizes very limited exceptions to the at-will presumption. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
  • At-will employees in Georgia challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under tort theories, but these claims have been mostly unsuccessful in Georgia state court. See Tort Considerations.