A former employee is suing a south Florida cleaning company for alleged retaliation.
The man filed a complaint on Aug. 3 in the Broward County Circuit Court, alleging that the company breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, the man alleges that he suffered loss of employment, loss of income, worsening of his injury, humiliation and embarrassment on March 3 due to the company allegedly terminating his employment in retaliation for his claim for workers’ compensation benefits due to an injury he allegedly sustained in the scope of his employment.
The man holds the company responsible for allegedly terminating him in bad faith without reasonable grounds, and for allegedly interfering with his right to workers’ compensation benefits.
Florida retaliation laws were enacted to protect employees who take a stand in the workplace and fight for what is right. Our Florida Whistleblower & Retaliation Lawyers at Whittel & Melton represent employees who were terminated for doing the right thing. This includes employees who stand up to unlawful company conduct, file a complaint against their boss/supervisor, or testify against the company in a legal proceeding.
When an employer retaliates against an employee, Florida law provides financial relief. An employer retaliates against an employee when the employer fires, demotes, lays-off, or does anything that negatively affects the terms and conditions of the employee’s job simply because they stood up to illegal dealings in the workplace.