Lakeland, FL asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida

Q: What is considered unlawful termination

In the State of Florida can an employer terminate you for asking to speak with higher management? Also if you're in a sober living program can they contact the program to try to get personal information on you. Also can they yall and berate you every day. Can I sue based on these issues? Do I have any legal rights ? Or do I have to just suck it all up

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

A: Yes, yes, yes, and yes, your employer can do all these things and much more. Why?

Because Florida is an “at-will” state. Private employers are free to solicit, hire, promote, increase their pay, demote, lower their pay, suspend, terminate, rehire, reinstate benefits and treat employees unfairly for any reason—or no reason--at any time, i.e., “at will.”

Note: Employers cannot lawfully make any of these employment decisions solely based upon the employee’s race, gender, age, national origin, handicap, disability, religion, or whether single, married, or pregnant.

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