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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Whistleblowing (Fla. Dist. Ct. App., 4th Dist.)

Jan. 7, 2021, 10:58 PM

A caregiver for a widow who gave unfavorable testimony about his employer, her current guardian, in a deposition related to a legal dispute over the guardianship between her adult children, and was fired ten days later by his employer because of that testimony, failed to state a cause of action under a Florida statue which states that "[a] person who testifies in a judicial proceeding in response to a subpoena may not be dismissed from employment because of the nature of the person’s testimony . . . .” The state statute covers only those who testify in a judicial proceeding,...

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