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Wrongful Termination Lawyer Tampa, FL

Wrongful Termination Lawyer Tampa, FL - Redundancy concept. Know your rights sign.Just like in many other states, our Tampa, FL wrongful termination lawyer knows that it can be an uphill battle trying to fight a wrongful termination claim. Why is this? The team at Hoyer Law Group, PLLC knows that at-will employees generally don’t get to argue when they are fired. An employer has the right to simply terminate an employee without providing much of a reason or an explanation. However, like most things, there are exceptions to the rule. There are a few reasons that you may have the legal right to fight your employer if you believe you were wrongfully terminated. If this sounds like your situation, contact our office to learn more about how we can help with your case. 

Reasons You May Fight Back

If you believe you fall into the category of being able to fight back against your termination, it is important that you speak with your trusted Tampa wrongful termination lawyer as soon as possible. They will be able to evaluate your situation and determine what steps you should take next. If any of the following applies, it is a good idea to schedule a consultation. 

  • You filed a workers’ compensation claim. People get injured at their place of work all the time. If you became injured at work and filed a workers’ compensation claim, your employer cannot dismiss you for this. Your claim is nothing personal and workers’ compensation rights are there to allow the employee time to get the medical attention they need, recover, and get back to work. 
  • You were involved in discrimination. This can mean a few things. If you were being discriminated against for any reason (your nationality, a disability) and your employer fired you, you have the right to fight back. Additionally, if you refused to be a part of discriminatory practice or reported discriminatory practice and you were subsequently fired, you have the right to fight back against your dismissal. 
  • You were subpoenaed. If you were legally required to provide testimony against your employer in court, they are not able to fire you for this. 
  • You were pregnant. If you are pregnant, your employer is not allowed to terminate you. While they may need to move you to a different position temporarily depending on how physically demanding your job is, they are not allowed to fire you. 
  • You are of a certain age. If you believe that you were fired due to your age, it is important to speak with a lawyer about age discrimination laws. For example, if your place of employment is experiencing layoffs, they are obligated to provide you (and others they are laying off) with a list of everyone’s age so that you can determine if you are fired due to your age or simply because of layoffs. 

These are just a few of the ways that your employer may have illegally or wrongfully terminated you. If you are ready to speak with a lawyer you can rely on from Hoyer Law Group, PLLC, reach out to our Tampa wrongful termination lawyer now.