State and federal laws, including Florida's Whistleblower Protection Act and the federal False Claims Act, offer protections to employees who blow the whistle on supervisors and managers who willingly engage in illegal or unethical activity. However, to be afforded full protection under the law, an employee must go through the proper channels when reporting a violation.
In addition to preparing for final exams and wrapping up the baseball, softball and track season, many Florida teens are also out looking for a job to help make ends meet and, of course, save for college at this time of the year.
At this time of the year, many teenagers here in Florida are anxious to line up work for the upcoming summer that will not only help them cover their everyday expenses but also save for college.
Here in Florida, those who suffer on-the-job injuries, occupational illnesses or other workplace-related health issues have the right to report these issues to their employers as well as seek workers' compensation benefits. Such benefits typically cover medical expenses and related lost wages, among other things. While workers' compensation law is quite complicated, one very simple and straight-forward area of the law states that workers cannot be terminated for reporting injuries.