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A video camera pointing towards a room of people in a boardroom. Photo: Zoran Ras/Shutterstock.com The appeal involved a man who claimed he was fired for speaking negatively about his employer in a deposition. Photo: Zoran Ras/Shutterstock.com

Employees who say negative things about their employer in depositions aren’t protected by Florida law if they’re later fired, according to an opinion from the Fourth District Court of Appeal on Wednesday.

It’s a ruling that exposes the limitations of a Florida statute aimed at shielding witnesses from retribution, as the court found it didn’t apply to all legal proceedings.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean is ALM's Florida bureau chief, overseeing the Daily Business Review. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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