Florida is an "at-will" employment state. This means that workers can be hired and fired at the sole discretion of their employer. However, this doesn't mean that employees are without legal protections.
Many Florida state and federal laws ensure that workers are safeguarded against wrongful termination. If you live in the Miami area and you believe that you are the victim of a wrongful termination action, then call the FairLaw Firm. Our experienced Florida wrongful termination attorney can help you make a legal claim against your former employer.
Termination: How to Tell Right From Wrong
Florida's "at-will" employment status means that employers can fire people for cause or without any particular reason at all. Most employers use this power sensibly and within the limits of the law. There are exceptions and the FairLaw Firm is familiar with the laws and what is and is not an acceptable reason to fire someone. Below are several examples of wrongful termination.
State and federal laws prohibit companies from firing workers based on:
- Asking or complaining about not receiving at least a minimum wage
- Asking or complaining about not receiving overtime wages
- Refusing to participate in conduct by an employer that violates a law, rule, or regulation
- Attempting or making a claim following a work accident
Laws and local ordinances likewise operate to prohibit companies from firing workers based on their:
- National origin
- Gender identification
- Sexual orientation
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If you have been fired based on one of these reasons may be able to make a wrongful termination claim in Florida.
These and other actions are all protected by law. An employer cannot legally use any of these reasons as a basis for firing a worker. If you believe that your former employer used one of these or a similar reason to fire you, then come to our Miami, FL lawyers at the FairLaw Firm. We can help you file a wrongful termination claim.
At the FairLaw Firm, we believe that everyone is entitled to aggressive representation. Because we routinely handle complex Florida wrongful termination cases in the Florida state and federal courts, we possess exceptional knowledge of what it takes to prevail in these cases, even when that means going up against some of the largest and most powerful organizations in Miami.
Preparing Your Case
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated and wish to seek legal action, it is imperative that you provide our attorneys with information to help your case. Prevailing in a wrongful termination case requires that the plaintiff prove several elements. These elements include situations in which:
- The employer took an adverse employment action, for instance, terminating the employee
- The adverse employment action was directly related to the worker being a member of a protected class or participating in a protected activity
- The employee suffered demonstrable damages as a result of the adverse employment action
Proving these elements in a court of law is a complex and time-consuming task. With so much at stake, it is vital to work with experienced, competent Miami wrongful termination attorneys. The practitioners at the FairLaw Firm have the knowledge, dedication and legal background that are all required to bring a successful wrongful termination lawsuit in Florida.
Contact Miami, FL's Experienced Wrongful Termination Attorneys
Contact the FairLaw Firm today to have your wrongful termination claims evaluated by a capable, knowledgeable Miami employment law attorney.