Houston Wrongful Termination Attorneys
Representing Wrongfully Terminated Texas Employees
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.
If you believe your employment was wrongfully terminated, contact our firm today to see if you have a case. Our wrongful termination lawyers in Houston are here to help.
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.
How Do I Prove I Was Wrongfully Terminated?
Employers are typically very careful when firing an employee, and wrongful termination may not be apparent. Some employers may claim poor performance or provide another false reason for your firing. If you believe that your firing was not lawful, it is important that you build a strong case with as much evidence as possible.
Here are some tips on what you may need to support your wrongful termination claim:
- Gather employment documents - Personnel files, job evaluations, workplace policies, memos, termination notices, or any other documentation can be used as proof.
- Document events leading up to termination - Write down everything that occurred prior to being fired, including a timeline of events, actions, job performance evaluations, parties involved, reasons for termination, etc. If you were fired due to poor performance but received positive ratings, that may show inconsistencies in why your boss fired you.
- Determine if any laws were broken - Your employer must have terminated you due to discrimination or as retaliation for a protected activity. For example, if you reported misconduct or participated in an investigation, and was promptly fired afterwards, it shows your employer may have fired you as retaliation.
Work with a qualified wrongful termination lawyer to help you navigate the complex and stressful process of filing a wrongful termination claim against your former employer. Our team at Kennard Law, P.C. is here to protect your interests.
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Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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