Former Church Employee, Spouse Claim Retaliation in Texas

When people feel that they are making the right decisions in controversial situations, they may feel proud and be able to sleep better at night with a good conscience. However, if the situation involves whistleblowing on an employer, and if the employer chooses to retaliate against the whistleblowing employee, the person may feel as though he or she is being punished for doing the right thing. An employee who is a victim of employer retaliation in Texas has a right to pursue a claim against the company.

In one recent situation in Texas, a man who had been with the Church of Scientology for nearly three decades spoke up against the church due to alleged abuse. After having been a high-ranking individual in the establishment, he ended up leaving the church. The church ultimately began to harass his wife, he said.

The harassment has actually occurred for three years, the man said. This includes following them to work, to restaurants and to their home. The couple said they are worried about their own safety as well as the safety of their children. They have attempted to get one of the church leaders to testify in their behavior.

An employer in Texas legally cannot retaliate against an employee for whistleblowing. When this happens, the employee might choose to file a lawsuit against the company. Comprehending the specific facts that must be shown to be true can be essential for succeeding in a civil case. Monetary relief for damages stemming from the retaliation situation may result from a successfully litigated suit.

Source:, Texas couple takes Scientology to court claiming harassment, No author, Dec. 12, 2013