We Advocate for Victims of Wrongful Termination
What is wrongful termination?
Texas is an at-will state, meaning, unless there is an agreement stating otherwise, employees can be terminated for little to no reason. Many individuals believe they have been wrongfully terminated; however, that term is reserved for terminations that violate the law.
Illegal reasons for termination
Although Texas is an at-will state, employees cannot be terminated for an illegal reason. Possible illegal reasons for termination include:
- Discrimination, meaning you were fired because of your national origin, gender, age, race, religion, or disability;
- Retaliation, meaning you were fired for reporting workplace discrimination;
- You were fired for filing a workers' compensation claim;
- You were fired because you are an active-duty member of the military;
- You were fired for reporting unpaid overtime or other wage claims;
- You were fired because you reported unsafe work conditions;
- You were fired because you refused to commit an illegal act; or
- You were fired in breach of an employment contract.
There are many laws that protect individuals from wrongful termination, and you need a knowledgeable attorney to help work through your issues to determine if you have a legitimate claim. These laws often have short deadlines. Therefore, contact an employment lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact Braziel Dixon, LLP for help with your wrongful termination
For assistance with a wrongful termination issue, call Braziel Dixon, LLP at 214-613-1283 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation .