Port Saint Lucie, FL asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida

Q: Can an employer fire an employee for being one minute late if they are in the building?

I arrived for work at 6:10 am for a shift starting at 6:50 am, because my clock in stated 6:51 I am being threatened with being fired. They know what time I arrived. Everything is taped throughout the building, its documented. I feel like I am being targeted because of my age. Im the oldest employee that works there.

1 Lawyer Answer

Kevin Sanderson

  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Sarasota , FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: That does sound troubling. When the reason stated for termination of adverse action is not the real reason (such as age discrimination) we call that a pretext.

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