Q: Is it legal to fire someone who has a medical condition without a given reason
My friend who is currently going through chemotherapy was apparently suspended without pay from the company we work for because they allegedly cited he smelled like alcohol when apparently he didn't and he was suspended for also taking medication .
A: Florida is an at-will employment state, meaning that workers can be terminated at any time and for any reason (or no reason at all). However, if your friend suspects he was targeted for termination based on his medical condition, he should speak with a Florida employment attorney about disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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