Wrongful Termination Consultations Can Lead to Wage and Overtime Claims

by | Aug 3, 2011 | News, Wage and Overtime Law

My firm constantly receives  inquiries from employees who want to pursue wrongful termination claims. Florida is an “employment at will” state, which means that you can be fired for no reason at all… but if you are fired for a reason, it better be a “good” one. In an “employment at will state” like ours, wrongful termination claims can be difficult to prove and ultimately prevail upon. Not surprisingly, we do not always pursue a wrongful termination claim – but this is because there is a better claim out there for the client.

During the initial consultation with potential clients, I have found that while the former employee may not have a viable claim for wrongful termination, he or she may have a very promising claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for not receiving overtime wages or for not getting paid the minimum wage. Often, the potential client did not even know that he or she had rights under the FLSA. Other times, the potential client was misclassified as an independent contractor by the employer and so did not realize the effects of this misclassification.

What I am driving at is that you have nothing to lose with a free initial consultation at the FairLaw Firm, since you may have rights which you did not even know were violated – and which could be easier to prove and more valuable. Thus, if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having been asked to not report to work, then you should proceed to contact attorney Brian H. Pollock, Esq. at the FairLaw Firm, immediately. The initial consultation is free for all new clients and matters. The catch is that for a full and fair evaluation of your situation, you must be open and honest during the consultation. While there is no guarantee that the FairLaw Firm would agree to take your case, all inquiries and consultations are held in strict confidence – which means that neither Brian H. Pollock, Esq., nor anyone else associated with the FairLaw Firm would talk about or disclose your inquiry or anything discussed during the consultation.

The FairLaw Firm’s mission is to recover the wages which you earned and to which you are legally entitled. It’s your time, you’ve earned it. Now let’s get started on recovering what should have been paid to you in the first place!


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