Our Palm Beach County Firm Represents Workers in Wrongful Termination Claims
Protecting your rights to employment fairness in Florida
Being laid off is a disheartening experience, especially if you were a good employee who was discharged wrongfully. At Pfeffer & Associates, our founding attorney, Louis P. Pfeffer, has spent almost 30 years helping workers achieve justice after a wrongful termination.
When does termination in FL become wrongful or illegal?
Because Florida is an employment at-will state, you can quit for any reason and your employer can fire you without cause. However, the law contains several exceptions to the at-will rules. Your employer may be held liable for firing you in certain situations, including when termination is:
- Against public policy — Your employer cannot fire you for disclosing or threatening to report an employment violation, cooperating with an investigation of the business or refusing to participate in an unlawful activity.
- A breach of your employment contract — Your employer cannot breach your contract that specifies a predetermined job period, termination date, project completion or other condition of employment terms.
- Discrimination — Your employer cannot make the decision to fire you based on your age, disability, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, color, religion or sex.
- Retaliation — Your employer cannot retaliate against you for filing a grievance for discrimination, workers’ compensation or another matter.
- A violation of whistleblower statutes — Your employer cannot seek retribution because you reported an illegal act, an unsafe condition or unfair employment practice to a government agency or law enforcement official.
Filing a claim for wrongful termination against your employer in Florida
Your employer does not have to give you a reason for firing you and does not have to show cause to the courts. You have the burden of proving that your employer violated the law.
Our employment law attorney guides you through the process of filing your wrongful termination claim with the Florida or federal courts or the relevant government agencies — such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR). We assist you in collecting crucial evidence that supports your claim. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to monetary damages for back pay, lost benefits, unpaid bonuses and compensation for emotional distress. You may also have a right to reinstatement in your former position.
Contact our Jupiter, FL firm to learn about your rights if you have been wrongfully terminated
Pursue your legal rights if your employer fired you in violation of the law. Call Pfeffer & Associates at 561-745-8011 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Our firm takes employment cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no cost to you unless we successfully resolve your case.