Having to deal with a hostile work environment can cause employees to face considerable issues. In some cases, such an environment may be purposefully created in order to retaliate against a worker. Such actions may even become so unjust that a person is terminated from his or her job. Unfortunately, this type of situation is not uncommon.
Texas residents may be interested in one man's case of dealing with wrongful termination that recently came to a settlement. Reports stated that the man was an assistance principal at a high school and was part of the administration of the special education division. During a tribunal against the school, the man was asked to testify by the superintendent. However, during the proceedings, the superintendent and another administrator reportedly asked the man to lie in order to make the school appear more favorable.
The man refused to lie, and the administrators apparently took retaliatory action against him. They purportedly created a hostile work environment, and the man was eventually dismissed from his position. As a result, the man took legal action, and his case was recently settled, which led to his receiving compensation of $55,000.
Being unjustly terminated from a job can cause all manner of difficulties for an individual. If Texas residents have been placed in similar situations and had to deal with retaliation in the workplace, they may wonder what legal options they have for addressing the situation. Luckily, experienced employment law attorneys are available to answer questions and provide guidance for parties interested in seeking such assistance with wrongful termination cases.
Source: njherald.com, "Lenape Valley wrongful termination suit settled", Katie Moen, July 26, 2017