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 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.
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.
Your Guide Through Complex Legal Situations
At the Law Offices of Kell A. Simon, I have helped many clients assert their rights and stand up against wrongful termination. I am certified as a labor and employment law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I will guide you through the complex legal process and help you seek to hold your employer accountable for its improper actions. I offer you the dedicated advocacy, insightful advice and compassionate counseling that you need when you find yourself a victim of wrongful termination.
Call 512-898-9019, or email me to schedule a free case evaluation at my Austin, Dallas or Houston offices.