Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Orlando Florida | Right to Work State Florida
You have been fired. What an awful feeling. Nobody enjoys being fired, and often, people are fired unceremoniously (without the dignity they deserve or the notice they need). The sad truth is that when most people hear that our State is a “right to work state Florida,” they begin to feel vindicated, see some sort of legal retribution as part of the solution to their wrongful termination issue. However, the Florida Constitution spells out what “right to work state Florida” means, and it does not mean what you may have thought based on hearing the words out of their proper context. Article one Section 6 of the Florida Constitution provides that the right of people to have a job may not be denied just because the worker/applicant may be a member of a labor union or organization, and touches on the right of employees to strike if they believe it to be necessary in the course of their employment. This proclamation is a far cry from what it seems to mean on the surface. Still, when we carefully read the language of the Florida Constitution, the meaning becomes clear. “Right to work” sounds like employees have the upper hand, but in fact it means only what I mentioned above about labor union membership and employment. If you need to speak with wrongful termination lawyers in Orlando Florida, or an employment lawyer in Clermont FL, or anywhere in Lake or Orange County, call the Jacobs Law Firm for the help you need from the lawyer you trust, Attorney Jonathan Jacobs.
Right to Work State Florida | Employment Lawyer in Clermont FL
Jonathan Jacobs is an employment lawyer in Clermont FL, Minneola, Leesburg, Tavares, Umatilla, Mount Dora, Groveland, Orlando, etc. When you visit my office to discuss your unlawful termination, I will review your employment contract. The terms of your contract will tell me if you are an at-will employee that can be fired “at-will” (at the will or behest of the employer), or if you can only be fired for specified reasons and have a specified term of employment. These distinctions are critical to the strength of your case. Remember that right to work state Florida does not mean you have a right to work, it means you have a right to not be denied employment based on labor organization membership, and cannot be fired based on labor union participation.
If you would like to speak with wrongful termination lawyers in Orlando Florida, or an employment lawyer in Clermont FL, or anywhere in Lake or Orange County, call Jonathan Jacobs. He will always be happy to help. Civil litigation can involve a great deal of time and preparation. It is important that you choose an attorney with your best interest in mind, a wrongful termination lawyer that will tell you clearly and honestly what your best options are throughout the litigation process. Do not be hesitant about asking your attorney questions because it may lead to the discovery of helpful information.