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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.

Florida salesman files religious discrimination claim

A Florida car salesman has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against a Nissan car dealership in Lakeland. The suit was filed on March 27. The lawsuit alleges that the car dealership breached the duties of good faith and fair dealing that it owed to its employee when it wrongfully terminated the man on Mar 28, 2016.

Were you wrongfully terminated? Stand up for your rights in court

Wrongful terminations happen often in the state of Florida. What doesn't happen often is a worker who actually holds his ex-employer legally accountable for a wrongful termination. Indeed, numerous instances of inappropriate job loss sail past the radar of the courts because the victims of the wrongful termination don't know that they've been harmed unjustly.

Was your wrongful termination a violation of public policy?

Sometimes an employee's firing represents a legal violation of public policy. Public policy laws relate to things that the public perceives as ethically inappropriate and morally reprehensible. Public policy laws relate to ethics and morality, so sometimes they are interpreted in different ways from attorney to attorney, judge to judge and state to state.

Whistleblowers do not have to face retaliation at work

If you see something untoward happening at the office, and you know it's wrong, you do not have to stay silent for fear of losing your job. Indeed, people who turn in their co-workers and/or companies for illegal behavior are protected by federal employment laws. The whistleblower act can be used to help Florida employees -- who lose their jobs because they did the right thing -- seek financial restitution and justice in court.

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