Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Termination Attorney
At-Will Employment Doesn’t Make Retaliation OK
While every employer has the right to fire its employees at will in 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 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 our clients’ rights and help them pursue the compensation they deserve.
The Red Flags Of Wrongful Termination
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 wanting to avoid unemployment insurance obligations
- 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
“At-will” employment does not give an employer the right to act unlawfully or to disregard your rights when making employment decisions.
Get The Facts. Contact Our Firm Today.
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 561-560-7388 or contact us online.
Also be sure to contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to discuss whether you qualify for unemployment insurance.