Fact: Unless there is a contract, employment in Texas is considered at-will. That means employers have the right to terminate employees for any reason. You may disagree with the reasons for your termination, but that does not make it wrongful. From a legal standpoint, a termination is only wrongful if it violates a law, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
When To File A Wrongful Termination Claim
Were you terminated because of discrimination based on your race, national origin, gender, pregnancy, age or disability? It is illegal for employers to terminate an employee based on the employee's membership in a protected class.
Perhaps you were fired as a form of retaliation. Prior to being terminated, did you file a workers' compensation claim? Did you report an OSHA violation? Had you been the victim of sexual harassment? Were you pursuing a separate wage and hour claim? Had you acted as a whistleblower and reported some sort of fraud? Retaliatory termination is a clear example of wrongful termination, and you have the right to take action.
The Houston wrongful termination lawyers at Kennard Law, P.C., can help you get your job back or get you compensation. Our team is led by a lawyer who is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This exclusive title is your proof of our ability to identify a wrongful termination and file a successful claim.
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Call us toll free at 855-KENNLAW or contact us via email to discuss a wrongful firing claim with one of our experienced Texas attorneys. Se habla español. We have office locations in Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Harlingen, Austin and Washington, D.C.