At-will Florida employment law confuses many Americans who still believe an employer needs a reason to fire an employee. That’s not true. The at-will doctrine says you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. It exists everywhere but Montana.
For people who are not looking at the contract or agreement they sign when they get a new job, it’s time to start looking closely because the words “at will” may be somewhere in what is signed.
What Is At-Will Florida Employment Law?
Florida is a state with at-will employment laws meaning an employer can fire an employee without any cause or notice.
Employees who have an at-will employment agreement can be fired tomorrow without being given any notice or reason because employment policy is in line with the state’s law. In addition, employees have no say except if they feel they were fired based on illegal discrimination or illegal termination in violation of a public policy.
The good news is that an at-will employee may quit the job without having to give any notice as well.
Unlike a salaried job, an at-will job is basically any job that is paid by the hour and does not have a lot of rights to grievances. Permanent employees cannot be fired at will, have rights to grievances and can sue their employer.
In any position human resources is the gatekeeper. They ask the reason for termination and the rationale. This is done to cover the employer and to make sure that procedures are followed prior to dismissal to correct or to document employee performance.
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