While most employees in Florida likely strive to perform their jobs in a manner that will satisfy their employers and ensure employment with potential promotions, expectations of bosses are sometimes unreasonable or unrealistic. Unfortunately, some business owners or supervisors retaliate when challenged by employees. A former employee of a business in another state filed a lawsuit alleging retaliatory discharge.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges his employer instructed him to commit fraud by charging a client for work that was not related to the engineering or construction project at hand. The employee was unwilling to do this and voiced his refusal. The plaintiff asserts his employment was subsequently terminated, and he claims he was dismissed because of his refusal to commit fraud.
No employee's job security should be dependent on his or her willingness to commit fraud or partake in other illegal practices. Workers should also not have to feel threatened that retaliation could deny them the opportunity to earn an honest living. Employee's rights include the right to speak up without fear of reprisal if it is believed that any workplace activity is against the law.
In this case, the former employee seeks a trial by jury and recovery of all damages sustained. Following this person's example, any worker in Florida who has been the victim of retaliatory discharge may utilize the services of an experienced employment law attorney. With the support of legal counsel, compensation for damages can be pursued. These may include legal fees, interest, back pay and future income loss, commissions, bonuses and any other benefits denied by the wrongful termination.
Source: setexasrecord.com, "Former employee accuses Irving business of fraud, wrongful termination", Wadi Reformado, March 24, 2016