In an economy where layoffs are commonplace, companies may explain the termination of employees as being a financial necessity. While an employer may terminate an employee for no reason at all, they cannot terminate employees for illegal reasons; behind many layoffs are illegal reasons and actions by employers.
At the law firm of Donna M. Ballman, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, our employment and labor law law firm represents the rights of Florida employees. When a layoff occurs and the employee suspects it is due to discriminatory factors, it is important to speak with an attorney who will investigate your facts and represent your interests. Contact an employee-side employment lawyer if you believe your employee rights have been violated.Investigating Suspicious Layoffs
Though employers may believe they do not wrongfully layoff employees or that they are justified in doing so, circumstances may indicate otherwise. With more than 25 years of experience, Attorney Donna Ballman has represented clients who were wrongfully terminated due to:
- Chronic illness
- Age discrimination
- Sexual orientation
- Race, religion, national origin or other discrimination
- Sexual harassment
If you believe you were singled out for layoff, we can assist you in reviewing the circumstances of your job loss and if you may have a valid claim against your employer. If there is a history of disparaging remarks and discriminatory behavior toward you, especially if you are an employee in a protected category, the reason for your layoff may not stand when legally challenged.Your rights after a layoff
If you have a non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentially agreement that limits your right to work after a layoff, have an attorney review it before you sign a severance agreement reaffirming your obligations. You may have defenses that will mean the employer won't be able to keep you from working for a competitor.
Prior to, or following, a layoff, contact Donna M. Ballman, P.A., to speak with an employee-side employment law attorney with experience in protecting employee rights. We have worked on many cases involving terminations and layoffs, including reviewing severance packages and defending against noncompete agreements.Further Information