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Involuntary Terminations: Georgia

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

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

Author: C. R. Wright, Fisher Phillips


  • When a Georgia employee can prove the existence of an enforceable employment contract, Georgia employers may only terminate those employees if they can demonstrate sufficient cause. See Termination for Cause.
  • Georgia unemployment compensation law covers only certain employers, and will charge benefits to the most recent employer only. See Employers Covered by Unemployment Law.
  • Georgia unemployment compensation law requires employers to issue a separation notice when an employment terminates. See Separation Notice.