Who is Elizabeth R. Wellborn and why did her Deerfield Beach law firm fire 14 workers for wearing orange shirts?
Four workers tell the story this way: For the past few months, some employees have worn orange shirts on pay-day Fridays so they'd look like a group when they went out for happy hour.From her website she appears to be doing a lot of foreclosure work for banks:
This Friday, 14 workers wearing orange shirts were called into a conference room, where an executive said he understood there was a protest involving orange, the employees were wearing orange, and they all were fired.
The executive said anyone wearing orange for an innocent reason should speak up. One employee immediately denied involvement with a protest and explained the happy-hour color.
The executives conferred outside the room, returned and upheld the decision: all fired, said Lou Erik Ambert, 31, of Coconut Creek, a litigation para-legal who said he was terminated.
"There is no office policy against wearing orange shirts. We had no warning. We got no severance, no package, no nothing," said Ambert. "I feel so violated."
We are proud to represent institutional and private lenders in the reclamation of titled assets. We maintain attorneys who are well versed in replevin, attachment and foreclosure. In fact, the foreclosure department represents the lender in the reacquisition of real estate assets, resale of those assets in it's "REO" department and pursues deficiency judgments in effort to make our clients whole.So now maybe she will have more "reclamation of titled assets" work:
"I'm a single mom with four kids, and I'm out of a job just because I wore orange today," Meloney McLeod told the paper.And your point is? This is an at-will state -- you want protection, get a dog (I'm trying to channel my inner fiscal conservative).