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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Florida

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Florida are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Florida laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • threaten or dismiss an employee who serves on jury duty
  • fail to provide employees with safe working conditions
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • fire an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim
  • violate protections for veterans or reservists
  • retaliate against an employee for reporting a safety violation
  • fire an employee for having wages withheld for child support or other garnishment

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