Category Archives: Wrongful Termination
Jury Awards $2.5 Million after Alleged Retaliation for Reporting Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
On February 9th, a jury awarded a former university employee (Michele Coyle) $2.5 million after finding that university officials violated state law for firing her after for allegedly reporting allegations of sex discrimination against women. Specifically, after serving as chief campus counsel for six years, Coyle reported that she and other women were subjected… Read More »
Court Upholds Wrongful Termination Finding of Two Employees
Florida law recognizes “at-will” employment, which means that an employer can terminate an employee without a good reason at any time unless there was an employment contract signed. However, employers cannot terminate an employee for reasons that violate public policy or due to unlawful discrimination or retaliation. The Court of Appeals for the 11th… Read More »
Will Florida Employees Have Social Media Privacy Protection In 2016?
A great number of people in Florida–and across the country–have some type of social media presence. Whether they choose to have profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Youtube, or other similar sites, social media can be an important tool to stay in touch and to share your ideas, opinions, photos, and videos. However, in… Read More »