Tampa, FL asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: After a job closes down after it’s spread of Covid and everyone were told not to come but without proof of negative test

And I was never scheduled after

So my question is can a job fire you for not showing up after telling you not to come w/o proof

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1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes. Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means private employers are free to hire, 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 the employee’s race, gender, age, handicap, disability, religion, marital status or national origin.

Important teaching lesson (tell all your friends): Refusing to get vaccinated or refusing to wear a mask or refusing to "social distance" during a pandemic is exactly the same as refusing to wear shoes; or refusing to wear a shirt; or refusing to take frequent showers; or refusing to cooperate with your employer in any manner can get you fired.

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