A former Texas police chief is now finding out how difficult life can be in the state when one lacks an employment contract. Texas is one of many “right to work” states, and when employees lack a contract, they are often at the mercy of their employer. For the former law enforcement man, the Montgomery City Council held authority over his termination, and when they wanted him out, he had little recourse.
When it comes to employment law stories, every so often one comes along that sounds so ridiculous and illogical that it seems literally unbelievable. For example, remember the lifeguard from last summer that was fired for saving someone's life? Per their rules, the lifeguard's superiors had the right to fire him -- but is such a move really appropriate or logical, given the circumstances?