Georgia is an at will state, so unless you had a contract for a set amount of time, its likely you wont have much of a claim for your reliance.
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To followup on Jean's comments, its also important to talk to an attorney if you are not completely sure that you have no other claims which you will undoubtedly be waiving.
In Georgia, employers are not supposed to discriminate on the basis of a criminal record however unfortunately there is no remedy against them for doing so.
I would suggest contacting an employment attorney to discuss in further detail.
You should get an attorney to help you with this matter, and see if it can be resolved. David L Selby, Esq. The Selby Law Firm, LLC One North Parkway Square Suite 200 4200 Northside Parkway, NW Atlanta, GA 30327 Tel. (404) 365-5694 Fax: (404) 393-6537 firstname.lastname@example.org www.selbylawoffice.com
It depends how many people worked for the company etc.... you need to discuss this with a labor and employment attorney. David L Selby, Esq. The Selby Law Firm, LLC One North Parkway Square Suite 200 4200 Northside Parkway, NW Atlanta, GA 30327 Tel. (404) 365-5694 Fax: (404) 393-6537 email@example.com www.selbylawoffice.com
Again as stated, your situation is fact specific. It depends on what your job duties are, and whether lifting is an essential duty that does not need to be accommodated. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me.
As the others have said, Georgia in an at will state. Having you sign the agreement really doesn't serve a whole lot of purpose other then to give you notice of the fact that you are an at will employee. It might also be for the purpose of using controlling law from whatever state the employer is in, but still subjecting you to at will status.
The statute of limitations is 2 years, however you may have additional claims depending on the circumstances of the case. The statute of limitations can also be tolled if the person with the claim is under a certain age.