Wrongful Termination Lawyer – West Palm Beach
If you have been denied a promotion, been demoted or terminated from your employment on the basis of your race, color, religion, sex or national origin, you may have a valid claim under Title VII or Florida Statutes Chapter 760 for discrimination. It’s illegal for an employer to consider these characteristics with regard to promotions, job assignments, termination, or wages.
And it’s illegal for an employer to terminate an employee for refusing to break a law, in retaliation for filing a discrimination or safety claim, for taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. If you have been intimidated, coerced or terminated for filing a valid workers’ compensation claim, you may have a claim for retaliatory discharge.
Wrongful Termination Variations
- Discrimination: employer terminates employment because due to race, nationality, religion, sex, age, or perhaps, sexual orientation.
- Retaliation: employer fires the employee because the employee filed a discrimination claim.
- It is not permissible for an employer to fire an employee if the employee refuses to commit an illegal act.
- Company procedure must be followed before an employee is terminated. If the employer fires an employee without following this procedure, the employee may have a claim for wrongful termination.
The lawyers at Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A. are dedicated to assisting their clients fight for their rights and benefits. The attorneys and staff are multi-lingual in Spanish, Creole and Portuguese. We have attended thousands of depositions, mediations, arbitrations, hearings, and trials. Let us help you today.