Miami, FL asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: Can i be fired after working at a major hospital because i don't fit into the department anymore

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1 Lawyer Answer

Mr. Lowell J. Kuvin

  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Florida is a right to hire, right to fire state. An employer can fire an employee without cause. The employee's only recourse is to collect unemployment benefits. But, an employer cannot fire an employee for a reason protected by law such as race or sex discrimination. Additionally, employees who have contracts such as unions, can be fired if the reason is not protected in the contract or collective bargaining agreement.

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