Texas is an “at-will” employment state, which generally means that your employer can fire you at any time, for any reason. However, even employees in Texas cannot be fired in violation of their legal rights, as defined by federal and state laws.
For example, if you have an employment contract, you cannot be fired before it ends as long as you are fulfilling the terms of the contract. Nor can you be fired because of your gender, race, national origin, mental or physical disability, pregnancy/childbirth or religion.
Wrongful termination also occurs if you are fired because you:
- are called to active military duty, provided it is possible and reasonable for your employer to reinstate you
- report wrongdoing by your employer or refuse to participate in illegal activities
- report sexual harassment or participate in a sexual harassment investigation
- report wage and hour violations
- are called for jury duty
- take time off to vote
Victims of wrongful termination have several avenues to seek redress. They may file complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Texas Civil Rights Commission, which handle discrimination claims. Wrongly terminated employees also may file civil lawsuits against their employers.
Plaintiffs in such cases may be able to recover lost wages, compensation for their emotional suffering, punitive damages and reinstatement to their former positions.
If you believe you have been fired from your job in violation of your legal rights, contact the wrongful termination lawyers at the Kendall Law Group. Proving wrongful termination in Texas can be difficult and complex, but we have the experience to expertly evaluate your case, determine whether you have legal recourse and, if so, aggressively pursue your claim.Buy cheap Uroxatral