Employment At-Will: Florida
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jolee Land, Phelps Dunbar LLP
- Under Florida law, in the absence of an express written contract, employment is presumably at-will. See The At-Will Relationship.
- Florida courts only recognize limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including contracts and public policy exceptions. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- At-will employees in Florida challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under tort theories, including intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation and tortious interference with contracts. See Tort Considerations.