My employer told me that I was guilty and to be suspended for a week without pay and when I come back it would be to return to the front desk position. I was told I have to and have no choice. I asked to speak with human resources and they told me no I can not speak with them. I asked what I was guilty of and they would not tell me.
Unless you have a written employment agreement, you have little or no employee rights in Florida. Why? Because Florida is an “at will employment” state--which means Florida employers are free to hire, assign, re-assign, re-locate, promote, demote, discipline, suspend or terminate employees “at will.” They do no not have to give employees any reason either. The only thing employers cannot lawfully do is make these employment decisions based upon any illegal reason or classification such as an employee’s race, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status--or retaliation for exercising any lawful rights.
It is difficult to answer this question without more facts. Were you able to find out what the employer was talking about?
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