Was I Wrongfully Terminated?
Employees in Florida and Georgia are generally considered at will, absent an employment agreement. This means that employers may terminate an employee for any reason or no reason or cause at all. However, employers may not fire employees based on protected characteristics such as race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age and gender. Also, employees may not be fired for coming forth with harassment and discrimination claims and for reporting fraud and other illegal activities.
Examples of Wrongful Termination
A termination may seem unfair or even unjust, but that does not necessarily make it illegal. Examples of actionable wrongful terminations include:
- An employer prefers a younger workforce and fires a 50-year old worker to get rid of “dead wood.”
- An employee blows the whistle on illegal workplace activities and is fired in retaliation.
- An employee is fired because he or she is disabled and the employer did not want to pay for reasonable accommodations.
- An employee needs to take FMLA medical leave. When the employee returns, the employer concocts a reason for firing the employee.
Whether you have a valid wrongful termination claim depends upon a number of circumstances. The wrongful termination attorneys at Feldman Williams, PLLC have experience to uncover the true reason you were fired. If you were wrongfully terminated, we can help you pursue all of the legal remedies that are available to you.
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If you have been wrongfully fired in Tampa, Atlanta or anywhere in Florida or Georgia, our lawyers are here to stand up for your rights. We work diligently on your behalf and are prepared to go to trial if necessary. Our experienced litigators get justice for workers. Contact our law offices to schedule a free initial assessment.