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Wrongful Termination Archives

Is it still retaliation if my employment complaint was invalid?

Some Florida employers will ruthlessly terminate someone's employment after the worker complains about sexual harassment or some other problem at work. Rather than appropriately investigating the matter, the employer will ignore the problem and show the employee the door. Other times, the employer will conduct a detailed investigation to determine what actually occurred and respond accordingly.

Employers must be careful about hidden discrimination

Employers frequently fire employees because they perform poorly on the job. However, what if the employee's poor performance was because of a disability that the employer could have easily accommodated? Even worse, what if the employee had what's called a "hidden discrimination," so the employer never even realized that the employee needed some special help?

Did your boss fire you unfairly?

Most people feel awful when they get terminated from their jobs, but when a termination happens without a valid and lawful reason, it can be particularly mortifying. Not only that, but the wrongfully terminated worker will face the challenge of quickly finding employment before his or her cash reserves run out.

5 examples of unlawful employee termination

When a Miami employer chooses to fire or terminate a worker, the employer must carry out the firing in a certain way. Failure to do so may result in an unlawful termination, which would give the employee the right to pursue a lawsuit to recoup his or her financial damages in court.

Professor says college wrongfully fired him for his beliefs

A college professor from Florida says he was fired because of his controversial beliefs. The professor filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after he was fired regarding his belief that the Newtown massacre was fake. Florida Atlantic University has responded, saying that they did not fire the professor because of conspiracy theories. Instead, they say that they fired him for insubordination.

Professor claims she was terminated due to political views

A woman claims that her mentor at work started treating her differently after she joined a pro-Israel group. The professor, who taught at a college for over 10 years, claims that she was wrongfully terminated due to her support of Israel. She says that her mentor stopped taking her calls, dismissed her from teaching a special class she created and that she was eventually terminated from her job -- and it all began after she became a pro-Israel activist.

Manager says she was fired for hiring racially diverse staff

Whataburger Restaurants is facing a sexual harassment claim from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit relates to the fast-food chain's retaliation against a female manager at a location in Florida.

How does Florida state law protect whistleblowers?

Both federal and state laws protect Florida employees from being wrongfully terminated for reporting unlawful or unethical behavior at their workplaces. This article will focus on two state laws that protect Florida private sector workers and Florida public sector workers.

4 potential causes of wrongful termination

Florida employees have to deal with a lot of on-the-job stresses. In fact, the average employee who spends eight hours a day and 40 hours a week in an office is giving up a massive chunk of his or her personal freedom to help further the profit-generating pursuits of his or her employer. The very least that this employee should receive is fair treatment under the law.

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