Helping You Fight Back After Being Wrongfully Terminated
Losing your job is never an easy situation. It could be even more devastating if you were wrongfully let go. While Texas is an “at-will” employment state and does not need a reason to terminate an employee, it is possible to take legal action if you were illegally fired from your job.
At Franklin Law Firm, PLLC, in Etoile, attorney Tanner Franklin is ready to help you fight for your rights and justice in a case of wrongful termination. He is dedicated to the people of East Texas and to helping them protect their livelihoods from illegal employment law actions. You have rights and options, and Tanner is here to stand up for you.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination is the ending of an individual’s employment when the employee refused to commit an illegal act or raised concerns about legal employment protections.
Not all situations are wrongful termination. These cases are difficult due to the at-will nature of employment in Texas. You are not wrongfully terminated if you are consistently late for work, did not perform your required tasks or otherwise were not a good fit for the job. However, there are situations in which an employee cannot be terminated. Employees have rights, and they must be upheld.
Wrongful Termination Due To Discrimination
When an employee is discriminated against in the workplace, they are often encouraged to report this discrimination to their superiors or human resources department. Unfortunately, these high-up individuals are often looking out for the business, not the employee. If an employee is terminated due to vocalizing discrimination issues, that is wrongful termination.
Also, if an employee is discriminated against and terminated due to that discrimination, that is wrongful. Discrimination is illegal, and there are numerous federal protected classifications for which an individual cannot be discriminated against, including race, age, gender, sex, national origin, pregnancy and more.