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When workers are let go, there tends to be a reasonable cause for termination. These reasons can include not fulfilling the duties of their position, consistently showing up late or missing work, or violating workplace rules. However, there are occasions when an employee is fired due to no fault of their own. In these cases, workers need to be aware of their rights to understand if their termination was unlawful.
If you’ve lost your employment for reasons that are protected by law, it’s time to fight for your rights. Our wrongful termination lawyer, Ken Hesser, has years of experience fighting back against companies that think they can fire workers without any repercussions. You are not alone! Contact us today to have your case reviewed.
Employment is considered “at-will” in Florida, meaning that an employer can let go of an employee generally at any time and without reason. However, unlawful termination happens when protected employee rights are used as the basis for firing an employee. These rights can include discrimination, breaching employee contracts, or firing in retaliation for reporting hazardous or unlawful activity.
Knowing your employee protections can help in proving wrongful termination. Employees are protected from being fired for the following reasons:
More than just wrongful termination is illegal when infringing upon employee rights. Your rights are still protected from other forms of workplace retaliation, including:
Proving wrongful termination can be difficult and an employer will try to fight your claims. Our wrongful termination lawyers can review your employment history, terms of severance, direct and circumstantial evidence, and more to help build your wrongful termination lawsuit. We have years of experience defending clients who lost their livelihood due to wrongful termination and we will vigorously defend your rights. This includes reviewing emails, letters, texts, conversations, voicemails, and interviewing witnesses. We’ll even investigate the company’s history to determine if they have a pattern of unlawful termination that will support your claim.
If you’ve been fired, demoted, or otherwise penalized for engaging in or being part of a protected activity, you may be entitled to back pay, reinstatement, and may even be awarded punitive damages. Consultations are free and no-risk. Contact us today to see how we can help you.