Wrongful Termination

Did Your Job Loss Seem Unfair?

Florida companies have the responsibility to provide a safe working environment free from discrimination and harassment, and to respond appropriately when employees report problems. However, sometimes when workers report harassment or discrimination, or inconvenience to employers by filing workers' comp claims or taking medical leave, employers all too frequently retaliate - often by firing them. This is against the law.

At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., we understand that the working world is not perfect, and that sometimes something that seemed wrong is in fact perfectly legal. When employers step over the legal line, however, we take action.

If you have been fired or forced to quit because you supported a union, complained about discrimination, or filed a workplace claim, you need experienced employment law counsel to protect your rights and help you pursue compensation for what you have lost. Attorney William M. Julien has more than 20 years of experience successfully litigating wrongful termination cases and is prepared to fight vigorously on your behalf.

Contact us to schedule a free, confidential appointment at our Boca Raton law office. We handle most cases on a contingency basis, so you owe no attorney fees unless we successfully resolve your case.

What Counts As Wrongful Termination?

Not every job termination is illegal. Because much employment in Florida is considered to be at-will, employers fire or lay off workers for all sorts of reasons, many of them legal. So how is a wrongful termination different? A wrongful termination is one that breaks the law. For example, it is illegal for employees to be fired, forced to qui or selected for layoffs because of:

  • Discrimination against their race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status or another protected class
  • Filing a workers' comp claim 
  • Taking medical or family leave guaranteed by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 
  • Blowing the whistle on unlawful activity by the company
  • Complaining about discrimination or for supporting others' discrimination claims
  • Complaining about safety violations, health concerns or unsafe working conditions
  • Filing complaints about unpaid overtime or other wage and hour issues
  • Supporting a union
  • The employer wants to avoid unemployment insurance obligations

If you have been fired or feel you are being forced to quit for illegal reasons, consult with a qualified employment law attorney as soon as possible to make sure you understand your rights and how to protect them. We can also step in if you are embroiled in a conflict about the terms of your severance, or are in the middle of a contract dispute. Whatever your situation, we are prepared to fight your wrongful termination case and help you get your life back on track.

Contact The Law Office Of William M. Julien In Boca Raton

Attorney William M. Julien gives every wrongful termination case his personal attention and can walk you through the sometimes-complicated claims process. For a free initial consultation with wrongful termination lawyer Julien, call our firm at 561-995-9990 or contact us online.