Wrongful Termination

Picture of rainbow colored flag under a gavel

EEOC Resources on Workplace Sexual Orientation and Transgender Discrimination

One year after the landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, the EEOC launched a resource page dedicated to sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination (SOGI).  This invaluable resource explains the Bostock decision and provides an overview of information on SOGI protections for workers. The Bostock Decision As we previously blogged, in June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court found that discrimination against employees based …

EEOC Resources on Workplace Sexual Orientation and Transgender Discrimination Read More »

Knowing the Difference Between Having the “Right to Work” and Being Employed “At-Will”

Did you know that the phrase “right to work” does not mean the same thing as “at-will” employment? Many people confuse these two concepts, and understandably so, but in reality, the phrases represent two very different things, and both can affect your employment. The information below will help you learn the difference so that you …

Knowing the Difference Between Having the “Right to Work” and Being Employed “At-Will” Read More »

Picture of Vaccine for Covid-19 along with mask and gloved hands Employers Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines

Recent EEOC Guidance on Mandatory Vaccinations: Can You Be Fired for Refusing to Get Vaccinated?

As you may have seen posted on our social media, the EEOC issued updated guidance on December 16, 2020, on whether an employer can force the COVID vaccination on an employee. Can your boss force you to get the vaccine when it becomes available to the public or fire you if you don’t? Employers everywhere …

Recent EEOC Guidance on Mandatory Vaccinations: Can You Be Fired for Refusing to Get Vaccinated? Read More »

Can I be fired for who I vote for?

In Florida, you cannot be fired for voting, despite the fact that employment is at-will.  Employment at-will means that absent an employment contract, an employer can fire you for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all.  However, there are exceptions to employment at-will. An employer cannot terminate employees for unlawful reasons—those …

Can I be fired for who I vote for? Read More »

Examples of Wrongful Termination in Florida

Wondering if you have a claim for wrongful termination? While Florida does not recognize an independent claim for wrongful termination, federal and state laws makes it unlawful to terminate employees based on the following: Discrimination/Harassment – If you believe you were terminated because of a protected characteristic recognized by federal, state or local law, this …

Examples of Wrongful Termination in Florida Read More »

Additional Steps to Take if You Think You are About to Get Fired

Picking up from where we left off last week (see Steps to Take), just before being terminated or at the time you are being fired, you may not always remember all the right questions to ask or actions to take.  In the second part of this series, we provide additional things you can do to …

Additional Steps to Take if You Think You are About to Get Fired Read More »

Steps to Take if You Feel You are About to Get Fired!

Feeling like you are about to get terminated or laid off? Make sure you take these recommended steps to best protect yourself: TRY TO GET A DOCUMENTED REASON FOR THE TERMINATION OR LAYOFF, IF POSSIBLE. Employers are not legally required to give you a reason for your termination or layoff. This makes it easier for …

Steps to Take if You Feel You are About to Get Fired! Read More »

Picture of American freedom of speech people with flag

Government Employees: Clarifying Your Right to Free Speech

If you work for the government, do you have a First Amendment right to speak out without fear of retribution?  You may.  Just yesterday, the United States Supreme Court in Lane v. Franks, et al., 134 S.Ct. 2369, 2014 WL 2765285 U.S. (2014), further clarified a government employee’s First Amendment rights. Essentially, if you, as a government …

Government Employees: Clarifying Your Right to Free Speech Read More »

Scroll to Top