Tampa Bay Wrongful Termination Attorney Craig Berman has helped people who have been involved in a work related accident where the employer has fired an employee because they were claiming benefits under workers’ compensation.
Protected by federal and state law, employees are granted many rights and protections regarding their job and the workplace. Notably, Florida employees are protected from wrongful termination by beinf fired or demoted for illegitimate reasons, or reasons unrelated to their performance as an employee at that company.
While many employers engage in fair workplace activities, there are, unfortunately a good number who engage in discriminatory and wrongful termination practices against their employees. Employees are not required to endure this type of treatment and are provided with several avenues in which they can report such activity. However, as a result of reporting discriminatory workplace activities, employees may wrongfully find themselves let go from their company or unexpectedly demoted. This, in addition to the previous illegal activity or discrimination, is against the law and something for which an employee can take action against an employer.
Example of Wrongful Termination
Employment laws protect employees from being mistreated based on inherent qualities. As a result, a person can take legal action against their employer and fight for justice when they are facing wrongful termination or demotion due to the following qualities:
- Gender Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Age Discrimination
- Ethnicity Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Religion Discrimination
- Workers Compensation Claims
- And More…
Regrettably, many people are unfairly fired from their job because of these personal characteristics, rather than the quality of work they complete. In these situations, an employee can fight against the actions of the employer.
Additionally, when people are mistreated due to these qualities, they have the right to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When an employee files such a complaint, employers are legally barred from taking action against that employee. Should an employer retaliate against an employee for filing an EEOC complaint or reporting illegal activity (known as whistleblowing), an employee can also fight against their employer legally.
Get Legal Help
Employers often have a large amount of resources at their disposal, allowing them to engage in prolonged court battles with employees who file wrongful termination lawsuits against them. Sadly, this often results in a wronged employee not getting the restitution they deserve. However, by enlisting the support of a legal professional well-versed in Florida employment laws, an employee who has been wrongfully terminated can more successfully fight to protect their legal rights. For a free consultation with lawyer Craig Berman of the Berman Law Firm regarding your options for defending yourself after being wrongfully treated at work or fired from your job, please get in touch with us today.
Tampa Wrongful Termination Attorney of St. Petersburg, Craig Berman can help you get the answers you need. Please call (727) 550-8989 or us our convenient Free Consultation form to ask your important questions.