Florida Wrongful Termination Attorneys
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 cause inconvenience to employers by filing workers’ comp claims or taking medical leave, employers retaliate – often by firing them. This is against the law.
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. Our founding attorney, William M. Julien, has more than 29 years of experience successfully litigating wrongful termination cases. He and our other skilled attorneys are prepared to fight vigorously on your behalf.
What Counts As Wrongful Termination?
Not every job termination is illegal. Because much of the 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 wrongful termination different? A wrongful termination is one that breaks the law. For example, it is illegal for employees to be fired, forced to quit or selected for layoffs due to:
- Discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status or another protected class
- Filing a workers’ comp claim
- Taking medical or family leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Blowing the whistle on unlawful activity by the company
- Complaining about discrimination or 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’s desire to avoid unemployment insurance obligations
If you have been fired or feel you are being forced to quit for illegal reasons, consult with the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., 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.
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At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., we understand that the working world is not perfect and that sometimes something that seems wrong is, in fact, perfectly legal. When employers step over the legal line, however, we take action. For a free initial consultation with one of our employee rights lawyers, call our firm at 561-560-5597 or contact us online.