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Workplace Protections

January 27, 2020

If I am subpoenaed to testify in a domestic violence case, can my employer fire me?

If you are absent from work because you were subpoenaed (ordered by the court) to testify in court in a domestic violence case, then your employer cannot fire you for your absence. This applies whether you were the victim of domestic violence or a witness to domestic violence. You also cannot be fired based on the content of your testimony (what you stated in court).1

1 Fla. Stat. § 92.57