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Wrongful Termination

Locating, pursuing and landing a job can be a time-consuming, costly and often exhausting process. Once at your position, your commitment of talent, effort and time is valuable. If you are wrongfully terminated, you deserve the compensation and justice promised by employment laws and delivered by a skilled, experienced and hard-working employment law and wrongful termination law attorney.

Unlawful reasons for an employee’s termination are set forth in a variety of state and federal laws, which provide exceptions to “at will” employment in Texas.  These laws dictate a number of remedies for employees who are terminated in violation of the law.  Exceptions to “at will” employment in Texas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A governmental employee fired for whistleblowing
  • An employee fired on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sex, or age
  • An employee fired for reporting or complaining of the discrimination in the bullet point above
  • An employee fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim
  • An employee fired because of active-duty service or training in the state military forces
  • An employee fired for serving on a jury
  • A nursing-home employee fired for whistleblowing
  • A hospital, mental health facility, or treatment facility fired for whistleblowing
  • An employee fired for filing a wage or hour claim, or claim related to overtime
  • An employee fired for reporting certain accounting regularities or securities-law violations pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Applicability of the exceptions to “at-will” employment in Texas may only be determined on a case by case basis and will depend on the facts and circumstances of each individual employment situation.

We have helped numerous people successfully fight hostile work environments and their wrongful termination claims and receive the compensation they deserve. An experienced wrongful termination law lawyer can identify your rights as a private or government employee, ascertain illegal steps taken by your employer and negotiate or litigate an outcome that justly awards compensation and damages.