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What are some of the potentially “illegal” reasons upon which an employer can not fire an employee?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There are both federal and state laws that protect employees from discriminatory employment decisions which are based on race, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability. There are also statutes that prevent retaliation in connection with an employee reporting illegal activities, filing a workers’ compensation claim, attending jury duty, requiring child support deductions from… Read More »

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If I am a good employee with no performance problems can my employer fire me?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida the answer is yes, unless you have a contract that says otherwise. Employees in Florida are generally “at will” employees, which means an employer has the right to fire you at any time, for any reason, as long as the reason is not an illegal reason.

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