Tampa, FL asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida

Q: I applied for a job that required me to be 21 at the age of 20. The staff knew but once I turned 21 I got fired. Legal?

I applied to be an amazon driver, the application asked if I was 21, my birthday was in a couple weeks so I said yes. I was hired on Nov 30th. They verified my ID and I still moved forward with the hiring process. I told the managers that I wasnt 21 but I would be in two weeks and they allowed me to work in the warehouse but not drive. Once I turned 21 I was promised that I could drive. After I turned 21, days later I was terminated by my manager. He told me HR has decided that because I wasnt honest about my age I must be terminated. Is that legal or appropriate?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In general, most employment is "at will". This means that an employer doesn't need a reason to fire someone. So yes, they can terminate you even under the questionable circumstances you describe.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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