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Employee rights violations could lead to action in Florida

When it comes to the actions that employees are able to take during work, and while away from work, it is important for them to understand why some actions may be punishable. If they partake in certain activities that their employer does not deem appropriate, they could face serious consequences. However, it is important for Florida workers to ensure that their employee rights are not being infringed upon if they are punished or fired due to a certain event.

A former employee in another state recently had her lawsuit dismissed by a court system, but she attempted to have the case reinstated. She initially filed the suit after she was terminated from her position. The termination allegedly took place after she was accused of submitting unseemly comments about her employer on a website.

It appears that the comments may have been left anonymously, but the former employee insists that her First Amendment right to free speech was violated when she was fired. However, the judge hearing her case stated that she could be dismissed from her position due to political reasons. She is currently seeking an appeal to this decision in order to continue pursuing her case of possible wrongful termination.

When an employee feels that his or her employee rights or other rights have been violated at the workplace, taking action may be a beneficial step. It is important, however, to fully understand that situation to determine whether pursuing a lawsuit could be right for the circumstances. As a result, Florida employees who feel that they may wish to seek legal action could find information on state employment laws beneficial in their decision making process.

Source:, Former assistant Va. AG seeks reinstatement of wrongful termination suit against Cuccinelli, No author, March 12, 2014

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