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Wrongful Termination Archives

Does freedom of speech keep you from getting fired?

You get fired, and your boss tells you it was because of something you said at work. While you are a good employee in other regards -- you do your actual job very well -- they do not like what you had to say and they don't want you in the workplace with the other employees.

Can you get fired for talking about pay?

You want to know how much a co-worker makes, and you come right out and ask them. They tell you, but they warn you to keep it quiet because the company has a policy saying you can never discuss such things with your co-workers. If you get caught, you'll get fired.

Wrongful termination: What is constructive dismissal?

Have you ever had a job that was so terrible you wondered how any human being could tolerate it? What if the awful nature of the job required you to commit a crime, endanger your life or endure extremely uncomfortable conditions? Even worse, what if your employer created these circumstances on purpose, just to get you to quit?

Age discrimination: Were you a victim of this unlawful behavior?

You never thought of yourself to be at risk of age discrimination, but on your 40th birthday, you looked around your Florida workplace and suddenly realized you're the oldest one there. Then, the jokes started, and people began making fun of how old you are. These jests seemed harmless at first, but you soon discovered that you were being left out of office social events, denied promotions and when it came time to lay people off, you were the first to lose your job.

Were you fired for exercising your medical leave rights?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is an important piece of federal legislation that provides some -- but not all -- employees the right to take time off of work without pay in the event of a family medical issue or when they're bringing a new child into the family. This vital piece of employment-related legislation must be honored by employers, or they will face legal consequences.

Ex-Marco Island employee sues city for wrongful termination

An ex-employee of the city of Marco Island has sued the municipality for wrongful termination. In his court documents, the man claims that he was wrongfully terminated because he exercised his right to freedom of speech.

What should I do if my employer wrongfully terminated me?

There are many ways that a wrongful termination can happen. Sometimes, it's out of retaliation for the employee's complaint about sexual harassment or discrimination. Sometimes, it happens because the employee was a whistleblower or refused to engage in illegal behavior. In still other cases, the wrongful termination might happen in violation of an employment contract. However it happens in your case, it's important that you take immediate action.

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