Tampa Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Were You Wrongfully Fired?
Being fired from your job can have massive consequences on your life and your future. When an employer wrongfully terminates an employee, they need to be brought to justice.
At Justice for Justice, we know a wrongful termination case requires thorough and assertive representation. If you believe your firing was unlawful, we can evaluate your case in a free initial consultation. We have successfully represented thousands of employees and have a practice exclusively devoted to employment law.
We only represent workers throughout Florida. We are also led by a experienced wrongful termination lawyer with an impressive track record of success in this complex field. If you are looking for driven, intelligent, and innovative legal counsel, you have come to the right place.
Wrongful termination claims in Florida have a statute of limitations that can be as short as 180 days. Therefore, it is important to reach out as soon as possible to get started.
Florida Termination Laws
Florida is an at-will employment state. This means that an employer can fire an employee for virtually any reason, at any time, with no requirements for advance notice.
However, this doesn't mean you have no legal protections. Several federal and state labor laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, protect employees from unlawful termination.
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an employee:
- Due to the employee’s actual or perceived membership in a protected class
- As retaliation for objecting to, refusing to participate in, or reporting discrimination, sexual harassment, wage & hour issues, or other misconduct
- For taking time off work under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- For requesting fair wages or compensation
- For testifying against an employer in court, if subpoenaed
- In breach of an employment contract
Florida law has additional protections for employees who:
- Report their employer's violations of the law
- Participate in investigation involving an employer's potential violations
- File a workers’ compensation claim
Additionally, the federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires a 60 days' notice if an employer intends to lay off either 50 or more employees in one location or a third of their full-time workforce.
Contact Justice for Justice today at (800) 219-1324 for a free consultation and review of your wrongful termination case.
How to Prove a Wrongful Termination Case
Prove a case of wrongful termination can be challenging. To build a strong wrongful termination lawsuit, it's important to save:
- Verbal or written statements made during your termination
- Relevant email communications
- Job evaluations and other reviews
- Copies of your workplace policies and employee handbook
- Copies of your employment agreement, if applicable
- A timeline of events leading up to your termination
Bring as much of this information as possible to your consultation with an employment lawyer. An experienced attorney will be able to help you file a claim and pursue your case.
Recovering Fair Compensation for Victims of Wrongful Termination in Tampa
When one’s employment is terminated for discrimination or other illegal conduct, they may seek to recoup any resulting losses. This may include lost earnings and compensation for owed wages or bonuses and even emotional trauma. The employee may also be reinstated.
Legal remedies are available to you if you have been wrongfully terminated. At Justice for Justice, we believe in providing personalized attention combined with aggressive representation to help wronged workers reach brighter futures. Tampa wrongful termination attorney Chad Justice knows what it takes to secure results. Take this opportunity to find out how our firm can help you.
Call our Tampa employment attorney at(800) 219-1324 or contact us online today.
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Chad worked diligently on my employer claim and got me to a settlement I was happy walking away with.- Former Client
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Class Recovery for 2,300 employees Nation-wide Class Action
Attorney Chad Justice was appointed class counsel on behalf of over 2,300 former employees of a multinational company and obtained a recovery for each class member
Recovery Obtained Sexual harassment; President of company resigned
Attorney Chad Justice represented a female employee who was subjected to sexual harassment by the President of the company. Mr. Justice not only obtained a recovery for his client but also was responsible for the President resigning. - Confidential recovery obtained
$484,000 Total Recovery State-wide Class Action for Home Health Aides
Attorney Chad Justice successfully litigated a state-wide class action where over 100 Home Health Care workers were summarily dismissed without notice and did not receive their last paychecks. Mr. Justice obtained a judgment on behalf of those former employees. $484,000 total recovery; Obtained $194,00.00 Judgment for over 100 home health care employees.