There is not enough information to properly answer your question. If you had an employment contract, you will want to contact an attorney immediately to have the contract review to determine your rights. Good luck!
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For a list of employment attorneys in Jacksonville go to the website of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association at www.floridanela.org.
Law Office of Bonita M. Riggens
669 1st Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Business and Contract Law, Noncompete Agreements, Severance Agreements and Negotiations, Defamation law, Discrimination law (Age, Disability, Gender, Pregnancy, National Origin, Race, Religion), EEOC investigations and mediations, Family and Medical Leave Act law, Federal & State Employee law, State Licensing law, Overtime Law. Privacy Law, Retaliation and Whistleblower Law, Sex Harassment law, Unemployment Compensation law, Unpaid Wages law, USERRA law. Additional representation: Appellate Law, Personal Injury law