Q: Thank you all for answering my question about whether or not to have a surgery that I was waiting on authorization for
when I was terminated. I was not on medical leave when the termination happened. I was at work. That is why I'm concerned about going forward with the surgery. Florida is a right to work state, and an employee can be terminated with or without cause. In my case it was without cause. But, that's a issue for another day. I just want to make sure I would not be held liable for the surgery itself and the after surgery follow-up. Again, I want to thank you for your help.
A: Well certainly if the termination is retaliatory it would be unlawful and depending upon facts there may be numerous other laws at issue, so again I encourage you to get your situation reviewed by counsel and you may as well contact me if you choose
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