West Palm Beach Wrongful Termination Attorney
Defending Your Rights Under Florida Termination Laws
Losing your job can be a distressing experience. Being wrongfully fired adds even more frustration and turmoil to the situation. No one should find themselves without employment due to the unfair, dishonest, or damaging actions of an employer.
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, get compassionate and committed legal help at Sconzo Law Office, P.A. Our West Palm Beach wrongful termination attorneys care deeply about the rights of employees throughout Florida. We will fight aggressively to bring you the justice you deserve.
What is At-Will Employment in Florida?
Wrongful discharge cases can be complex and challenging in Florida since Florida is an at-will employment state. At-will employment means employers may hire or fire employees for virtually any or no reason. Employers are also not required to give their employees noticed, meaning they can be fired on the spot.
However, there are still laws that prohibit employment actions such as wrongful termination.
Florida Wrongful Termination Laws
Both federal and state laws offer protection for employees in wrongful termination cases. Mainly, employees cannot be legally fired due to discriminatory reasons.
Protected characteristics which cannot be the legal cause of an employee’s termination include:
- Sexual orientation
Employees also cannot be fired for reporting sexual harassment, whistleblowing, or in retaliation for reporting workplace violations. Additionally, certain workers are exempt from at-will employment if they agreed to an employment contract with stipulations regarding termination. If you’ve experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, our civil attorneys can assist you.
Employees also cannot be fired for:
- Attending jury duty
- Military service
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
If you believe your rights have been taken advantage of as an at-will employee in Florida, please do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced wrongful termination attorney near you to discuss your options.
Options for Wrongfully Fired Employees
Victims of unlawful termination do have options, including filing a claim and pursuing a lawsuit. At Sconzo Law Office, P.A., our attorneys can look over the specifics of your claim for wrongful termination. We can then develop an effective legal strategy to best resolve your situation.
We represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated due to:
- Filing a worker’s compensation claim
- Discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or a similar characteristic
- Refusal to take part in illegal activities
- Disputes over wages or hours worked
- Employee whistleblowing, for which the state of Florida has its own whistleblower laws
- Taking time off for family or medical leave
- Breach of contract, should the employee work under contract
- Testifying against an employer in cases where it was lawfully required
- Employers owing the employee overtime wages or lost wages
It is important to document potential evidence from texts, emails, written evaluations, and other documents and correspondence that may advance your case. This information will be vital to advancing your wrongful discharge claim. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for any harmful effects stemming from the incident.
Protecting the Rights of Employees Throughout Florida
If you have been wrongfully terminated, you do not have to face this alone. Our team is here to assist you in fighting for your legal rights. We have helped numerous employees in West Palm Beach and throughout Florida. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case.