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Florida law about firing an employee?

Brooksville, FL |

I live in Florida and recently was fired. What are the laws about firing an employee who has been with the company for 21 months without a single write up or discipline problem?

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Florida is an "at will" employment state. At-will employment basically means that either the employer or the employee can break the employment relationship with no liability, provided there was no express contract for a definite term governing the employment relationship and provided that there was no collective bargain agreement (like a union). Of course, there are exceptions to this general rule, such as a prohibition on retaliatory or discriminatory discharge. If you think that you were fired for an improper reason, you should consult with an employment lawyer.

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