Central Florida Wrongful Termination Attorneys

Experienced Legal Representation for Clients Wrongfully Terminated in Orlando and Central Florida

Do you believe that you are being wrongfully terminated and are looking for a wrongful termination attorney in Orlando or Central Florida? We can help!

Under Florida law, an individual can be fired for any reason. Employees in Florida who are employed without contracts are considered to be “at-will.” This means that they can be dismissed at the discretion of their employer at any time and for any reason. The federal and state employment discrimination laws essentially provide an exception to the employment at-will doctrine.

Employment discrimination is the unlawful use of a “protected class” such as age, race, gender, color, national origin or religion to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge an individual or otherwise discriminate against an individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.  One must be able to prove that:

  • He or she is a member of a protected class;
  • He or she suffered a tangible adverse employment action, i.e. failure to be hired, fired, decrease in pay, etc.;
  • A causal link between the protected class and adverse employment action;
  • As a result damages were suffered.

An essential requirement to pursuing most action for employment discrimination is the filing of a complaint with either the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
 or the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR)“)

Retaliation is a form of revenge

Against any employee who had previously taken steps seeking to enforce his or her rights protected under state or federal law.

The laws prohibiting discrimination in the work place also prohibit any retaliatory action being taken against an employee by an employer because the employee has asserted rights or made complaints under those laws.

Workplace discrimination and workplace retaliation issues sometimes lead to an employee being fired.

Although Florida is an “at-will” employment state, an employer may not terminate an employee for reporting forms of discrimination,
harassment
, hostile work environment conditions, or any other lawfully protected employment circumstance

The termination of an employee under these conditions may be considered retaliation on the part of an employer, in which you have legal rights.


Retaliation
at times is a form of revenge against an employee who had previously taken steps seeking to enforce his or her rights protected under state or federal law. The laws prohibiting discrimination in the work place also prohibit any retaliatory action being taken against an employee by an employer because the employee has asserted rights or made complaints under those laws. So, even if a complaint of discrimination against an employer is later found to be invalid or without merit, the employee cannot be penalized in retaliation for having made such a complaint if the employee made the complaint as a means of seeking to enforce what the employee believed in good faith to be his or her lawful rights.

In order to prevail on a claim of retaliation, the employee must prove by a preponderance of the evidence:

  • That he or she engaged in statutorily protected activity, that is, that he or she in good faith asserted claims or complaints of discrimination prohibited by state or federal law;
  • That an adverse employment action then occurred;
  • That the adverse employment action was causally related to the employee’s statutorily protected activities;
  • That the employee suffered damages as a proximate or legal result of such adverse employment action.

Workplace discrimination and workplace retaliation issues sometimes lead to an employee being fired. Although Florida is an “at-will” employment state, an employer may not terminate an employee for reporting forms of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment conditions, or any other lawfully protected employment circumstance. The termination of an employee under these conditions may be considered retaliation on the part of an employer, in which you have legal rights.

The employment law attorney handling your wrongful termination claim in Orlando or Central Florida must have thorough knowledge of all State and Federal laws regarding wrongful termination / discharge issues, and have the experience to effectively employ this knowledge, while providing you with the highest standard of legal representation. Our employment law division at LaBar Adams in Orlando has this knowledge and experience, and is ready to protect your legal rights in wrongful termination / discharge disputes in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.

CONTACT OUR CENTRAL FLORIDA WRONGFUL TERMINATION ATTORNEYS IN ORLANDO

If you believe you are being wrongfully terminated please contact our experienced Orlando wrongful termination lawyers as soon as possible. You can call us Toll Free at (866) 680-4529. You may also send us an email using the online form provided at this website and representative of LaBar Adams will contact you shortly to protect your legal rights.

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