People in Texas who experience retaliation due to speaking up about what they believe to be illegal or unethical naturally feel a sense of injustice. One woman in another state reportedly faced this situation with her employer, a city, which led her to file a retaliation lawsuit against the city. She recently settled the case with the city.
In Texas, employees who have not signed employment contracts with the companies where they work may not realize that their bosses can fire them at will. This means that an employer does not have to have a valid reason; a worker's employment can be terminated at any time. Nevertheless, if an employer does not comply with a specific laws concerning employee rights -- such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- legal action may be appropriate.
In an ideal world, discrimination would be a thing of the past, but unfortunately it still occurs and affects many workers in Texas and elsewhere. This unlawful practice against legally protected statuses may even result in individuals losing their jobs unjustly. An out-of-state woman claims that she suffered a wrongful termination based on her age and has turned to a federal court for justice.
Texas individuals who enjoy Chipotle food may be aware of the recent allegations about their food safety protocols which has resulted in a lawsuit. The restaurant chain is now involved in another lawsuit in a federal court, but this time it was brought forth by three former employees. The women claim that they were the victims of wrongful termination based on their gender.
The Family and Medical Leave Act is meant, in part, to protect workers in Texas and all other states who need to take time away from work for a serious medical condition of their own or for an immediate family member. Taking advantage of this federal law can help workers who may have otherwise been terminated for taking off work for excessive periods of time. However, in some instances, some employees still end up losing their jobs because companies choose not to abide by the law or claim that it does not apply. A woman who worked in a health-care facility in another state claims she lost her job while on an approved leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and has taken her case to federal court to right the wrongs against her.
In the state of Texas, justice is available to those who have suffered mistreatment in the workplace. Protection of employee rights is possible for those who have been wrongfully terminated or acted against in retaliation from an employer. In addition, workers involved in wage and hourly disputes or those who have been sexually harassed are able to retain the help of an experienced employment law attorney when preparing to resolve such matters in court.
If a law has been violated in the process of your termination from employment, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. Though Texas is considered an at-will state, you may consider filing a wrongful termination legal claim if an employer broke a law when he or she fired you. If you are uncertain as to whether your employer has violated the law, a legal professional with experience in employment law will be able to help you determine that issue.
Employees in Texas and elsewhere who are doing the same job, when all other factors are equal, should receive the same rate of pay. Many workers are unknowingly underpaid, but those who discover discrepancies have every right to question their employers to try to resolve the issues. Bringing up disparate treatment in the workplace should never result in disciplinary measures. Unfortunately, one recent case claims that unfair disciplinary measures were taken to the extreme, resulting in one man's wrongful termination.
Companies in Texas that have more than 50 employees must abide by the federal Family Medical Leave Act when qualified employees need to use their benefits. It is against the law for employers to retaliate against workers who take advantage of their approved leave. A woman from another state claims that she lost her job after she used some of her unpaid, law-protected leave time under the Family Medical Leave Act.
The principal lecturer of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at the University of North Texas claims that after an incident with a student, he lost his job unjustly. He has filed a claim in a federal court and has named the school and a number of upper administrators as defendants in his wrongful termination suit. Although his complaint cannot change what has already been done to his reputation, he is hoping that his case will bring him some form of retribution.