Fort Lauderdale Employment Attorneys Defending Your Business Against Wrongful Termination Claims
One of the most difficult parts of owning a business can be having to let one of your employees go. Even when it’s best for everyone, terminating someone’s employment can often result in hard feelings. In some cases, the former employee may take retaliatory action against your company by claiming that they were wrongly terminated. These claims can be frustrating and time-consuming for employers to handle, and often leave employers reluctant to terminate underperforming employees.
The Fort Lauderdale employment lawyers at Olive Judd understand the challenges you face as an employer. We work closely with our clients to not only resolve wrongful termination claims but also help you to minimize these claims going forward. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help your business, call us at (954) 334-2250 or visit us online to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced wrongful termination attorneys.
Sources of Wrongful Termination Claims in Florida
While the facts can vary from case to case, wrongful termination claims generally allege that the employee was terminated for one of the following reasons:
- Discrimination based on race, age, religion, gender or other protected status.
- Retaliatory termination due to objecting to or reporting discrimination, harassment, illegal activity, or other wrongful conduct
- Termination in response to making a worker’s compensation claim
- Termination in order to avoid paying wages or other compensation
- Taking leave due to pregnancy, bereavement, illness, or other disability
- Testifying against the employer in response to a subpoena
- Breach of contract
This is a complicated area of the law. Facts that are seemingly insignificant or irrelevant can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Our wrongful termination attorneys can evaluate your claim and assess the potential liability exposure you face.
Aggressive Defense Against Wrongful Termination Claims
Many wrongful termination claims are filed out of resentment or simply to get back at an employer for terminating their employment. The employee must prove that they were wrongfully terminated. We carefully and thoroughly review all of the evidence to assess the validity of the employee’s claim and then develop a defense strategy that best serves your company’s interests.
However, we also understand that sometimes mistakes are made and a termination may not have been handled properly. That doesn’t mean that you should give up – we can help you understand your options. That said, we don’t recommend that you settle your wrongful termination claims unless we truly believe it is the best possible outcome.
We Help You Avoid Employment Disputes
Defending against wrongful termination claims is expensive and time-consuming. We also work closely with our clients to develop employee disciplinary and termination procedures that are designed to minimize wrongful termination claims. We can review your existing policies and procedures, suggest updates or revisions, or draft new policies that comply with current federal and state employment laws. We also can provide counsel in cases where you are considering termination but are concerned that it may result in a wrongful termination claim.
Call Our Fort Lauderdale Employment Attorneys – We Understand Wrongful Termination Claims
The Fort Lauderdale wrongful termination lawyers at Olive Judd provide legal services to businesses throughout the South Florida area. We have the knowledge and experience you need to prevent and get control of any wrongful termination claims. Call us at (954) 334-2250 or send us an email to consult with one of our employment attorneys today.