Justice delayed is justice denied.
– William E. Gladstone
If you have been fired because you were injured on the job, filed for Workers’ Compensation, or complained of sexual harassment (for example), you may be able to take legal action against your former employer. For an understanding of instances in which you would want to take legal action against an employer for wrongfully terminating you, as well as the best possible course of action to take given your case, you should consult with an experienced employment law attorney.
The expert attorneys at Lancaster & Eure can assess your employment termination case and help you understand and fight successfully for your rights. For example, when an employer terminates your employment, you have the right to receive money you’ve already earned (this can include sick leave or vacation time); to continue your health insurance coverage through COBRA (i.e. continuing coverage with the company’s group health insurance plan for a specific amount of time after the employment relationship ends for the former employee and their spouses or dependent children, with the worker paying the full premium cost for the continued coverage); to receive any severance pay you were promised, either in a written contract, employee handbook/manual, or implied by a history of paying severance to employees in the same position; and to collect unemployment benefits, if you qualify.
In cases where your employment was wrongfully terminated, whether for your having complained about harassment or discrimination, having filed for Workers’ Compensation, or any other unlawful reason, we will help you understand the full extent of your rights under the law and pursue them aggressively. With careful, detailed documentation and thorough preparation, our experts in employment law and wrongful termination in Florida will represent you through all phases of the litigation process, ensuring that you are rightfully compensated for wrongful termination. We only represent employees, not employers, and do so on a contingency basis, meaning there is no fee or cost to you up front for our expert legal representation.