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Florida workers could see reparations for employee rights breach

Having the ability to voice opinions about a place of employment may be something that Florida employees wish to take advantage of. However, there could be instances in which workers could face retaliation if their opinions or actions do not reflect well upon their place of employment. Workers should be protected from having their employee rights violated, and if a worker is wrongfully terminated from a position, they may wish to take legal action.

There have been several complaints in the past against the superstore giant Wal-Mart and how employees have been treated. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board has claimed that the company has unjustly reacted against employees who participated in strikes by firing, threatening or otherwise punishing workers. The board also alleges that the company was violating the rights of the employees by carrying out these actions.

Wal-Mart continues to uphold its belief that the actions taken against those employees in several states were legally sound. If the situation moves forward to be heard by a judge, the company could potentially be found liable for the alleged complaints. If Wal-Mart is found liable, it may be required to compensate those workers who were negatively affected by the situation.

Being punished without the proper justification is a breach of employee rights that no worker should face. If Wal-Mart or any other company is found guilty of such actions, workers could receive reparations. If Florida workers believe that they are being wrongfully treated at their place of employment, they may wish to gather information regarding relevant employment laws to assess whether to pursue legal action to seek compensation for the claimed wrong doing.

Source:, Gov't charges Wal-Mart with labor violations, Sam Hananel, Jan. 15, 2014

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