Q: My employer got into my online payroll account and changed my deductions from 0 to 10. Had to pay IRS $3,088 after
arguing they gave me a check but I am paying back half of the amount on a per paycheck basis. They created a hostile environment and recently called me into HR for making a pot of coffee that office services was to make. Said I sent an office-wide email announcing I did same. This all untrue and no copy of said email was produced.
A: Unless you find some way to quell this silly dispute you may be out on the street looking for another job soon. Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only thing employers cannot do is make any of these adverse employment decisions based upon an employee’s race, age, gender, disability, religion, marital status or national origin.
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