Your age, race, gender or injury should not result in the loss of a job. Under Florida’s employment at-will doctrine, an employer can fire an employee for any reason or no reason at all. However, unlawful or wrongful termination of employees has serious legal consequences.
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. can help you determine the best course of action and defend your rights on the job against a rogue company or powerful corporation.
Wrongful termination may result from:
- Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim Filing
- Hostile Work Environments Tolerating Sexual Harassment
- Allegations of Age Discrimination and Race Discrimination
- Wage and Hour Disputes
- Unpaid Overtime
According to both Florida law and the Federal Civil Rights Acts, retaliation or termination of an employee for reporting or filing a discrimination or sexual harassment claim is unlawful. Victims of adverse actions have the right to recover damages for reporting illegal activity — also known as whistleblowing — or refusing to participate in discriminatory conduct.
Clients come to us after being fired, laid off, or downsized based on unlawful or discriminatory reasons. At your free initial consultation, we will evaluate your case and analyze the events that led to the adverse employment action. We look at the timing of the termination, demotion, or reduction in pay after the workplace event.