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Austin Wrongful Termination Lawyer

What Is Wrongful Discharge In Texas?

Even though Texas is an "at will" employment state — meaning employers or employees can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without reason — there are certain situations where an employer's termination of your employment may be considered wrongful. In these situations, you can file a claim against your employer and seek justice for the harm that you have suffered as a result of the employer's misconduct.

Common Types Of Wrongful Termination

The most prevalent circumstances that constitute a wrongful discharge include:

  • Firing you based on your race, gender, religion, disability, age or other protected classification
  • Terminating your employment for requesting or receiving workers' compensation benefits, required overtime wages and similar types of compensation
  • Ending your employment because you reported misconduct by the employer such as allowing sexual harassment in the workplace or committing fraud against the government

When you file a claim in these or any other circumstances involving wrongful discharge, you may be able to recover monetary damages from your employer. Your case may also lead to injunctions that guard others against illegal termination in the future.

An Experienced Lawyer To Help You Navigate The Legal System

At the Law Offices of Kell A. Simon, Kell has helped many clients throughout Texas assert their rights and stand up against wrongful termination. Led by Kell Simon, an attorney who is certified as a labor and employment law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and who personally handles all of his clients' cases, Kell will uide you through the complex legal process and help you seek to hold your employer accountable for its improper actions. He offers you the dedicated advocacy, insightful advice and compassionate counseling that you need when you find yourself a victim of wrongful termination.

Call For A Free Initial Consultation

Call 512-898-9019 to schedule an initial consultation at our Austin, Dallas or Houston offices. Kell proudly serves the employment law needs of clients throughout Texas.