Wrongful Termination in Florida
In Florida, as in most states, employment is “at will.” This means that an employee may be terminated for any reason, no matter how arbitrary or irrational, or for no reason at all.
As in most states, however, this power is not absolute, and subject to some exceptions.
In Florida you cannot be terminated for the sole reason of bringing a good-faith claim for workers’ compensation. If so, you may have grounds for a wrongful termination suit.
Also, Florida law does not allow an employer to fire an employee for reporting illegal activities, policies, or practices by the employer to the authorities. However, for this law to apply, the employee must first bring the matter to the attention of the employer, in writing. An employee bringing an action under this law can seek a court order preventing further violations of the law, lost wages, reinstatement of employment, and other damages. A qualified Florida lawyer can provided you more information if there is a legal basis for a claim.
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Last Modified: 09-06-2012 08:38 AM PDT