Florida employers are responsible for providing safe working environments free from discrimination and harassment and to respond appropriately when employees report problems.
However, sometimes employers downright fire employees for taking certain action. In certain situations, terminating the employee is perfectly legal because employment in the state of Florida is at-will, meaning employers can essentially fire or lay off workers for many different reasons.
However, there are plenty of situations when it's unlawful for employers to fire an employee. It's called wrongful termination.
What Constitutes Wrongful Termination In Florida?
Countless examples can constitute wrongful termination including:
- Discrimination against their race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or veteran status
- Filing a workers' compensation claim
- Taking medical or family leave guaranteed by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Reporting a company's unlawful activity
- Complaining about discrimination or for supporting others' discrimination claims against the company
- Complaining about safety violations, health concerns or unsafe working conditions
- Filing complaints about unpaid overtime or other wage and hour issues
- Supporting a union
What To Do If You Believe You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., to talk in greater detail with a lawyer about your circumstance. An experienced employment law attorney can sit down with you about the law and determine if a claim exists.
With over 20 years of experience successfully litigating wrongful termination cases, the firm is prepared to fight for you.
Call 866-569-7398 to schedule a free consultation or contact the firm online.