When it comes to employment, Florida is an “at-will” state, meaning that an employer can fire, hire, promote, demote or discipline employees for basically any reason, even for no reason.
At first, this may sound a bit demoralizing if you feel you’ve been terminated by your employer for no apparent reason. The answer you get as to why you’ve been terminated may seem unfair, unethical, or based on your employer’s bad judgment. The good news is, that even though Florida is an “at-will” state, there can still be grounds for a wrongful termination suit in certain cases.
The Law Offices of Randy A. Fleischer can assist with exploring all of the options if an employee feels you’ve been wrongly terminated for reasons such as race, sex, age, marital status, taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, making a workers’ compensation claim, or if they have a disability. These are just a few examples of what are known as protected characteristics and protected activities that will enable an employee to seek damages for lost wages and benefits, mental anguish and emotional pain and punitive damages under a variety of federal, state and local laws.
Randy Fleischer is an expert in the area of wrongful termination, supported by the fact that his experience extends far beyond purely legal settings.
He served many years as the Chair of the Broward County Human Rights Board and spent time as the Chair and Vice Chair of Broward District’s School Board Diversity Committee. Mr. Fleischer has also served board terms on the Florida Employment Lawyers Association and National Employment Lawyers Association Affiliate Relations Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Fleischer was a victim of discrimination, filed EEOC charges before starting law school and filed a pro bono federal lawsuit before his third year. Before graduation Mr. Fleischer settled his case and started his discrimination practice, helping others who are victims of discrimination.
The Law Offices of Randy A. Fleischer, P.A. proudly serves Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston and surrounding Florida communities. For an initial consultation contact us at 954-472-8401.