Q: Can I sue the owner of a company I was hired for firing me after been assaulted by a harassing employee?
A: If you're asking if you can sue simply because the termination was unfair or because it makes no sense, that reason alone is probably not sufficient to support a claim, other than a claim for Reemployment Assistance (unemployment comp) (if you qualify). In Fla., if you don't have an employment contract spelling out reasons the employer must have in order to terminate, a private employer can generally terminate for any reason or no reason at all. The exception to this general rule is that an employer cannot fire you for an unlawful reason, such as discrimination (based on a category you fall in, such as race, sex age, etc.) or retaliation for making a discrimination claim, sexual harassment claim, workers comp claim, or FMLA claim, or for whistle-blowing. Consult an employment law attorney in your area.
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