Miami, FL asked in Consumer Law, Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Florida

Q: My friend lent his boss money, the boss picked a fight with him and fired him without paying him his money back.

2 Lawyer Answers
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Your friend may sue for repayment of the loan, with the option for first having an attorney send a demand letter. If the verbal terms of agreement were that the loan should be re-paid within a time period that was a year or less, the verbal agreement is enforceable.

Domenic J. Celeste agrees with this answer

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: To me, it's not so much whether your friend may be able to sue or not because he most likely can; rather, it's whether it would be worth it to sue. This depends on how much money was lent as it might cost more to hire an attorney and go to court than what he'd be getting back. Even though you can sue, sometimes it's not worth it. If your friend has any question about this, he should reach out to an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles these type of disputes.

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