Employment law experts say best practice is to speak with a Miami and Florida attorney before confronting your employer and/or reporting to appropriate agencies and authorities. Florida employment law prevents employers from taking adverse actions against employees who do the following:
- File a Complaint about Workplace Discrimination
- It is illegal for an employer to terminate, threaten termination, intimidate or coerce employees in response to said employee's discrimination claim.
- File a Workers' Compensation Claim
- It is illegal for an employer to discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any employee who files or attempts to file a workers' compensation claim.
- Request Unpaid Wages
- It is illegal for an employer to withhold any money you earned at work; requesting the pay your due is not grounds for dismissal.
- Request Reasonable Accommodation and/or Medical/Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- It is illegal for an employer to respond to an employee's request for a reasonable accommodation or medical leave with retaliation. You have the right to take time away for a serious medical condition or to request an accommodation to help you complete your job duties that are not overwhelming to the employer.
- Report, Threaten to Report or Refuse to Participate in Illegal Behavior
- It is illegal for an employer to intimidate employees who reveal illegal, illicit, and/or unethical corporate practices that could lead to governmental fines, criminal investigations, and/or charges.