My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Georgia
Today, my 57 year old farther was fired without notice. They immediately terminated his employment, canceled his insurance, took his company car and insurance, and drove him home.
There is a bit of history here though. About 8 months ago, my father was admitted to the hospital with liver failure. He was an active alcoholic. He nearly died and has been told he must have a liver transplant or he will die. He also contacted Hep-C. He was in the hospital for about 3 weeks. He returned to work as soon as he got out. At this time, he stopped drinking so that he could get a transplant.
He worked for about a week and was demoted. He was a sales manager and was demoted and told to start selling. This was setting him up for failure as someone with liver failure has ammonia buildup and has issues concentrating and communicating.
He has been trying but his disease and issues are causing him to fail. He worked and thrived with this company for 20+ years and after getting sick, they let him go within a year.
Is there any recourse. Also, does anyone have any other advice. We are taking him to unemployment and I think we will try to look into disability.