South Florida Employment Law Attorney
While every employer has the right to fire its employees at will in the state of Florida, no employer has the right to terminate an employee illegally. When employees are fired as the result of discrimination or harassment on the job, or as retaliation for asserting legally protected rights, it may be considered wrongful termination. An employee may be able to file a wrongful termination claim to hold the employer accountable.
At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., serving clients in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and throughout south Florida, we have extensive experience handling wrongful termination claims. Not every job termination is illegal and, in many cases, even if a firing seems unfair, it is still not against the law. When the termination is illegal, however, our firm is able to protect the rights of our clients and help them to pursue the compensation that they deserve.
Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Termination Lawyer
If you suspect that your firing may have violated a federal or Florida state law, it is important to speak up and to do so as soon as possible. Wrongful termination may have occurred if the firing or layoff was the result of:
- 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
- Discrimination against his or her 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
"At-will" employment does not give an employer the right to act unlawfully or to disregard your rights when making employment decisions.
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.