There are times when an employer may respond inappropriately when an employee exercises his or her rights, such as filing a workers’ compensation claim or reporting harassment in the workplace. One of these inappropriate actions includes firing that employee without a legitimate reason. Wrongful termination is inexcusable, and it could be grounds for a Florida employee to take legal action.
A terminated employee may not be certain that what he or she experienced counts as wrongful termination. This often happens after an employee causes inconvenience or additional expenses for the employer. Instead of dealing with these issues appropriately, the employer may simply terminate the employee as a retaliatory act. Sometimes, an employer may try and avoid responsibility for the firing by pressuring the employee to quit.
Complaining about discrimination, reporting safety violations, supporting or joining a union, or filing a claim with the employer’s insurance provider can all lead to an unexpected and unfair job loss. This is a serious financial setback for Florida workers and their families. Thankfully, those who were wrongfully terminated have the right to pursue compensation for their losses and other damages. It is possible to hold employers accountable for illegal actions.
Wrongful termination is illegal, but claims involving violations of employment law can be complex. If an employee suspects he or she may have a case, it is helpful to start by seeking the guidance and counsel of an experienced attorney. An employee will find it helpful to have to an explanation of his or her rights and the appropriate course of action to protect them.