West Palm Wrongful Termination Attorney

Do You Know The Real Reason For Your Termination?

If you've been fired for a reason that doesn't seem to reflect the truth of your experience, you may have a valid wrongful termination claim. Employers have a duty to provide a safe work environment where employees can work free from discrimination and harassment. Employers also have a duty to support employees when they assert their rights. When your employer fails in these duties, you need a lawyer.

At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., we hold employers in West Palm and throughout south Florida accountable for their actions. We can analyze the details of your situation and determine if your rights were violated, and if so, what to do about it.

The Limits Of At-Will Employment

Florida is an "at-will" employment state, which generally means that a person may quit or be fired for any reason at any time. However, no employee in Florida may be fired, forced to quit or demoted due to issues that include:

  • Discrimination based on 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 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 wanting to avoid unemployment insurance obligations

If you believe that you have been fired due to illegal reasons, it is important to consult with an experienced West Palm employment lawyer as soon as possible to make sure you understand your rights and how to protect them. Also be sure to contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to explore your eligibility for unemployment benefits.

Know Your Rights

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