What is the Law Regarding Employment in Athens?
Employees, employers and independent contractors in Athens are controlled by employment law. These laws govern issues in employment such as hiring, workplace disputes, and terminations A general understanding of Athens employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.
"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms
Employment is typically considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. In "at-will" employment, either the employer or the worker may terminate the job at any time, just as long as the reasons for doing so are not illegal. In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, laws from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Athens
Anti-Discrimination laws in Athens
Discriminating at any time of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Athens residents. Residents of Athens are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of specific categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.
Discrimination claims can typically be heard in front of an administrative agency such as the EEOC. Some attorneys specialize in the field of discrimination claims.