when can you sue your employer for wrongful termination in florida

When Can You Sue Your Employer for Wrongful Termination in Florida?

Florida employees have legal protections against wrongful termination. Since Florida is an “at-will” state, meaning employers can fire you for any reason (that is not against the law) — it can be confusing to know when you can sue for wrongful termination. Do you need an attorney? Getting the basic information about what classifies as […]

Guide to the FMLA and Pregnancy: Your Maternity Leave Rights

Bringing children into the world is an incredible time in our lives. But when it comes to taking time off from work, the FMLA pregnancy guidelines can be complicated. It is important to know your rights when it comes to pregnancy leave. Not only for you and your family’s personal needs but also to ensure […]

Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. Representing Plaintiffs in Laser Spine Institute Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit was recently filed against Laser Spine Institute by at least two former employees after abruptly losing their jobs as part of a mass layoff and sudden closing of the business. Represented by Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., the employees allege that they did not get enough warning of the closure. The plaintiffs […]

what can you do if you were wrongfully terminated from your job

Wrongfully Fired from Your Job? 7 Tips to Help You Recover

Have you been wrongfully fired and are wondering, “What can I do?” During this challenging time, there are many things you can do to recover, get through it, and get your career back on track. Wrongful termination can not only affect your career, but it can also change you and your family’s life — but […]

examples of wrongful termination

Wrongful Termination Checklist: 8 Examples of Wrongful Termination to Determine If You Have a Valid Claim

Have you been fired from your job recently? Do you think it may have been illegal? This wrongful termination checklist will help you to determine if you have a valid claim — and let you know what to do next. If your employer fired you in violation of state, local, and/or federal laws, public policy, […]

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Lose Your Job? What You Need to Know About COBRA Insurance in Florida.

If you recently lost your job, chances are you have questions about health insurance. Fortunately, if you voluntarily resigned, were laid off, or were terminated from your job for any reason other than “gross misconduct,” you may still be able to retain your health insurance through COBRA coverage. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) […]

working overtime hours and not receiving overtime pay

9 Reasons to Hire an Employment Attorney to Recover Your Overtime Pay

Under federal law, your employer is required to pay you for all hours worked, including a premium for work performed over 40 hours per week, unless you fall into a narrow category of employees “exempt” from the overtime rules. If you worked overtime and were not compensated properly for the work you performed over 40 […]

Fired While on Short-Term Disability? You May Need to Hire an Attorney

Can You Be Fired While on Short-Term Disability? Many workers in Florida may think that their positions are secure when they go on short-term disability due to a sickness or injury not related to their job. But it’s important to know that Florida is an “at-will” state, so your employer is legally allowed to fire […]

examples of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Top 8 Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects women from being fired or discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions at workplaces with 15 or more employees. Although the PDA has been a federal law for nearly 40 years, discrimination against pregnant women continues to be an issue in the workplace. […]

Why You Should Consider Hiring a Florida Unemployment Compensation Lawyer

If you were recently fired and denied unemployment compensation benefits by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), you have the right to appeal their decision. Due to your current financial circumstances, you might think that hiring a lawyer to represent you during the appeal process could be too expensive. But keep in mind that […]

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