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Can your employer fire you for no reason?

Being fired from your job in Fort Lauderdale can be extremely traumatic whose impact can be compounded even further if you are not given a reason for it. You might assume that your employer has to have a reason to fire you, yet that is not the case. Like many states, Florida subscribes to the "at-will employment" doctrine, meaning that your employment is conditional on your employer's will. If you are dismissed, the law does not mandate that your employer provide you with a reason. 

Reporting your workplace romance to your employer

If asked to define "sexual harassment," you (and most in Fort Lauderdale) would like limit it to unwanted actions directed at a co-worker. Yet harassment regarding your own relationship may also fall into this category (particularly if you are engaged in an office romance). While you (and your romantic partner) should not be subjected to rude or disparaging comments, it is also important to recognize the need to handle office relationships delicately. One question that we here at The Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, P.A. often field is whether or not people are required to report to their employers when they enter into a personal relationship with a co-worker. 

Misclassification as an independent contractor is often costly

Flexibility and control are among the many perks of being an independent contractor in Florida. However, if your role and responsibilities resemble those of a full-time employee and you lack the independence of a contractor, reclassification may be necessary. This can have significant financial repercussions. At The Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, P.A., we have experience reviewing employment contracts to determine whether workplace responsibilities and requirements are overreaching for a contractor role.

What is constructive discharge?

Some working environments are so abysmal that an employee would rather quit than put up with them. This is called constructive discharge and employees that resigned because of a toxic workplace may be able to file a wrongful termination claim as a result. The Balance explains constructive discharge and what you can do if it happens to you.

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