W.G. from Miami-Dade County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Mister Condo replies:
W.G., I am sorry that an employee has been fired for “no good reason”. Florida, is an “at will” state meaning employees can be fired without cause, regardless of reason. The real question here is whether or not the Board President had the authority. Technically, the Board President is the Executive of the corporation and, arguably, has the ability to act on behalf of the Board and the association to terminate an employee. Now, if the Board President continues to make unpopular decisions, either the Board or the members of the association will likely not return him or her to the office of President when the next election cycle hits. Unless your governing documents say something different, I would say that the Board President had the authority to make the decision to fire. Whether or not he or she used that authority wisely is another matter altogether. All the best!