The Georgia Employment At-Will Doctrine Prevails – No Exceptions!
In a recent case, Poole v. In Home Health LLC, the Georgia Court of Appeals upheld Georgia’s strong employment at-will doctrine, even where the sympathies were with the employee. In July 2009, the employer, a local hospice, offered to hire the plaintiff full time for a specific location. However, unknown to the plaintiff, the hospice had already decided to close that location. The hospice sent the plaintiff a letter confirming her acceptance of the position, telling her she would start on August 6, 2009.