Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Trusted & Responsive Advocacy for Employees Throughout Florida & Texas
Wrongful termination occurs when you have been fired from your job for reasons that violate state or federal law or through a breach of your employment contract. Employees who lose their jobs in this way have legal recourse against employers through the EEOC and state and federal court. If you believe you have been wrongfully fired in violation of the law or the terms of your contract, you can turn to The Employment Lawyers for experienced and trusted legal help. Our firm has concentrated its entire practice on employment law as established under both federal and state statutes and regulations. That means we bring unique and strong qualifications to helping you in a wrongful termination case.
Wrongful Termination Cases in Florida & Texas
Like most states, Florida and Texas employment is subject to the “at-will” rule. This generally means that an employer can terminate your employment at any time for any reason or for no reason. This holds true as long as the reason for your termination is not based on violations of state or federal discrimination laws. Proving that your employer violated the law can be a difficult and complex matter. That is why it is imperative you seek the counsel of a legal team that is well-versed in this field.
Unlawful reasons for firing an employee can be based on the following:
- You filed a workers’ compensation claim
- You reported sexual harassment and/or a hostile work environment
- Race, color, or national origin discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Sex discrimination, including for pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender
- Religious discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- You reported unlawful or unethical workplace activity as a whistleblower
- You requested or took unpaid leave per the Family Medical Leave Act
- You requested unpaid wages or commissions that you were owed
- The terms of your employment contract were breached
Employers cannot fire you or otherwise adversely act against you for exercising your employee rights under state and federal law. Wrongful termination can be viewed as a type of retaliation which is prohibited in many of the above situations. Dozens of laws prohibit employer retaliation in these cases including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more.
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, it is important to not sign any severance package agreements or other documents without seeking legal counsel about where you stand and your options.
When making a wrongful termination claim, your options may include negotiations with your employer for a settlement, negotiation of a severance package, or legal action in civil court. Should you prevail in your dispute, you may be entitled to lost past and future income, other compensatory damages, legal fees, and, where an employer has been especially egregious, punitive damages. In some cases, you may also be reinstated to your job.
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