Sam was a salaried employee which means that no matter how many hours Sam had to work, he got paid the same. One day, Sam realized he was working many hours more than he ever thought he would have to when he was first hired on a salaried basis, and many more than he was told he would have to work when he first started. Feeling like he deserved more money, Sam asked for a raise. Sam’s employer, instead of realizing the injustice of making Sam work more than he agreed to at the agreed upon salary, and offering to pay Sam more, or to reduce the hours Sam was working, instead of either, Sam’s employer began retaliating against Sam by firing Sam as soon as they were able to find a replacement. Sam has the entire conversation with his boss recorded, and included in the minutes of a meeting.
Does Sam have a case? No. Sam does not have a case because the law in Florida allows an employer to retaliate for most reasons unless the retaliation is due to protected conduct, all of which is explained on this web site so i will not reiterate here. Please read the tab on Retaliation.