Here in the state of Texas, employers all generally offer “at-will” positions. What this means is that an employee can be terminated from any job and any position for no reason at all. This also means that an employee can leave their job without giving any explanation to their employers as well. The problem is that employers sometimes abuse this law, trying to cover their real reasons for termination. This creates a situation of wrongful termination.
Types of Wrongful Termination in Texas
When employers discriminate against employees and wrongfully misuse the “at-will” clause, their employees could be entitled to compensation.
There are four primary sources of wrongful termination or dismissal in the state of Texas:
- Discrimination – Federal rules have established that there are certain classes which are protected and cannot be considered in terms of hiring, employing, or terminating someone. These federally safeguarded classes include religion, age, gender, and ethnicity.
- Harassment – If you have been harassed, whether sexually or otherwise, you are legally protected from being terminated. Even if you have technically self-resigned as opposed to being actually terminated, you can still seek justice because you were pressured to quit on account of facing prolonged harassment.
- Retaliation – Perhaps you have noticed a violation or example of illegal activity conducted by your supervisors or colleagues. If you reported this problem and then were terminated, or even were forced to lose benefits or promotions, this is an example of retaliation. I can help prove that you have suffered unjust retaliation.
How We Can Help
When you have the Hommel Law Firm at your side, you can count on me to offer my full services to defend your rights. We can obtain crucial documents and papers needed to file your claim, while carefully investigating all the circumstances. As a Tyler wrongful termination lawyer, I can also act as a liaison between you and your employer, settling challenges and negotiating offers for you.
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