Most are aware that employees in Florida are “at will,” and wrongly believe that there is little or nothing that can be done after an improper or poorly handled termination. This kind of thinking is problematic for both employees and employers.
Employees often ignore or waive important rights. Lacking proper advice and guidance, they walk away from legitimate claims based on harassment, unpaid wages, and overtime. They ignore important rights that forbid terminations or disparate treatment on the basis of gender, race, age, and nationality, protect their position and employment while on family and medical leave, and require employers to reasonably accommodate a physical, mental or emotional disability.