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Employee rights may protect against harassment in Texas

Employee rights can protect a worker from a number of injustices -- harassment being one of them. When employee rights are violated through lack of protection in the workplace or wrongful termination, a Texas worker may question his or her ability to stand up against the injustice. A woman who recently experienced harassment while on the job has made the decision to pursue legal action against the party she believes is responsible.

The victim filed a lawsuit against her employer, Hewlett-Packard, where she worked as a supervisor for its assembly plant. She claims to have suffered serious and ongoing harassment from colleagues and other employees. The harassment was allegedly verbal and painful, including the disrespect to her personal belongings.

Following her harassment claim to management, the woman was removed from her post and asked to work at another plant. After she assumed the new position, she was forced to take medical leave from the company for her dependence on anti-depression medication. After an ongoing attempt to come to a resolution with human resources, the victim was let go.

The woman in this case was purportedly terminated for her inability to perform her job as expected, though the victim believes that her experience was directly connected to her ethnicity. She has requested compensation for loss of wages and personal damages and has asked to be placed in her former position in her lawsuit. A Texas worker who has been harassed at work and suffered a loss of employee rights may seek professional help in confronting the issue and collecting restitution.

Source: setexasrecord.com, "Hewlett-Packard worker alleges racial discrimation", Matt Russell, July 22, 2014

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