At Storrings Law, a Coral Springs-based law firm, we represent both employers and employees in connection with lawsuits involving allegations of wrongful termination. Below is a brief explanation of what constitutes wrongful termination, and the types of matters that Storrings Law, a Coral Springs-based law firm, handles.
Employment At Will
In Florida, employment is generally “at will.” Essentially, this means that either the employee or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. However, it is illegal for an employer to take an adverse employment action (such as a termination or a demotion) against an employee (or create an atmosphere of hostility against an employee which forces the employee to resign, which is commonly referred to as a “constructive discharge”) based on any characteristic protected by local, State or Federal law. There are a number of specific characteristics that are protected, including but not limited to, the following:
- Age Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Gender/sex-based Discrimination
- Immigration-related Discrimination
- Military Service-based Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
Wrongful termination, also known as “wrongful discharge,” occurs when an employee is fired by his or her employer because of a protected characteristic. Other forms of wrongful discharge may include:
- Being fired while on pregnancy or medical leave;
- Being fired after filing a sexual harassment or discrimination complaint;
- Being fired for complaining about some unlawful workplace practice (sometimes referred to as a “Whistleblower Complaint”); or
- Being fired after complaining about misclassification, overtime and/or compensation-related issues.
Our Approach to Wrongful Termination Claims
At Storrings Law, a Coral Springs-based law firm, we understand both sides of these disputes. That is why we defend employers that have been falsely accused of wrongful termination, but also, prosecute employers on behalf of employees that have been wrongfully terminated. If you are an employee and believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, or if you are an employer facing a lawsuit based upon an alleged wrongful termination, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are ready to help.