Are employees employed at popeyes in fl at will employees?

Asked about 1 year ago - Saint Petersburg, FL

i recently have been working at a popeyes in fl for 4months and when the schedule was posted up for a next pay period i was not on it and im worried that they terminated me but i was never notified about it nor was i written up for anything.

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  1. Robert Scott Norell

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    Answered . Florida is an at-will employment state, meaning you have no contractual right to be employed and remain employed. Generally, you have no rights with regard to being left off of the schedule. However, if you were left off of the schedule because of discrimination or retaliation for complaining about something that you perceive to be illegal, then you could have a claim. You should speak to an employment lawyer in your part of the state.

  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . Yes

    Here are the legal theories for wrongful termination.

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    Age

    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees forty years of age or older against discriminatory firing based on age.

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    Disability

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the qualified employee from wrongful workplace termination. An employee that has a physical or medical impairment is protected under the ADA.

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    Gender

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination and wrongful termination based on gender, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.

    4


    Religion

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discriminatory firing at the workplace because of an employee's religion, ancestry, or accent.

    5


    Race

    The Civil Rights Act, Title VII, prohibits workplace discrimination and wrongful termination based on race, perceived race, or marriage to someone of a particular race.

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