There is no shortage of ways that an employee can bring a wage and hour lawsuit against your company. At the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., we know that such claims can be time-consuming and costly to defend. In order to protect your business, it is important to understand federal and Florida labor laws.
In Florida, as well as in other states, employment laws protect both employees and employers. While these laws prohibit terminating an employee for illegal reasons, such as discrimination, they also, in many states, permit employers to fire employees at will, as long as the reasons are legal. Even when a business, company or organization has policies in place for handling the firing of workers and believe they are acting in compliance with employment regulations, they can still face employment litigation if an employee feels that that firing has violated their rights.
Regardless of whether you are in Fort Lauderdale, or some other locality, employment regulations and laws protect employers and employees alike. While employers have the ability to terminate employment contracts if they feel workers are not performing up to standards, have decided to make a change or for any other number of legal reasons. If, however, a worker feels that their rights have been in some way violated by a superior or a business that they work for, such as if they were fired out of retaliation or based on some type of discrimination, they may have grounds for legal action.