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.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.