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.
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.
You make a mistake at work. It's definitely your fault, and a customer does not get their product on time because of you. While you feel bad about it, you definitely do not expect to get fired.
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?
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.
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.
Did you recently lose your job, but the circumstances of your termination don't seem to make sense? Perhaps you suspect that you were terminated in a manner that doesn't Conform with Florida state law and you suspect you may be able to pursue a wrongful termination claim.
Most employment is at-will, and workers can be fired for any reason or no reason whatsoever. But that doesn't mean that wrongful terminations don't occur.
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.
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.