Losing a job can be a stressful and challenging experience, especially if you believe that you were wrongfully terminated.
In Texas, wrongful termination can occur if an employer fires an employee for discriminatory reasons or in retaliation for protected activities, such as reporting harassment or discrimination. If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated, it is important to know what steps to take.
If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated, it is essential to document everything related to your employment, such as your job performance, any disciplinary actions taken against you and any communication you had with your employer regarding your termination. This documentation can serve as evidence if you decide to pursue legal action.
File a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission
If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated, you can file a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission. The TWC investigates claims of discrimination and retaliation and can help you recover lost wages if you were wrongfully terminated. To file a complaint with the TWC, you must do so within 180 days of the alleged wrongful termination.
Explore options for resolution
Aside from filing a complaint with the TWC, there may be other options for resolving the situation. For example, you could try speaking with your employer to see if there is a way to resolve the issue without involving legal action. Alternatively, you may be able to negotiate a severance package or other compensation in exchange for waiving your right to sue your employer. It is important to understand your options before making any decisions.
While losing a job can be challenging, taking proactive steps to protect your rights can help you move forward and seek justice if you were wrongfully terminated.