Texas Jury Duty Retaliation Attorney
If your employer retaliates against you for serving on a jury, you may be entitled to financial compensation and job reinstatement. If you lose a job because you serve on a jury, you may be the victim of unlawful jury duty retaliation. A Texas jury duty retaliation attorney at Leichter Law Firm PC will review your case and help you through the legal process.
Retaliation for serving on a jury is one form of employment discrimination. Both Texas and U.S. law protect your right to serve on a jury without retaliation. After your jury service is complete, your employer must return you to your previous position with the same pay. If an employer takes an adverse action because you served on a jury, they are in violation of the law, and you may able to receive compensation and other remedies.
The attorneys at Leichter Law Firm PC have helped many clients who are victims of unlawful employment retaliation. Our team has earned a national reputation as a leader in jury duty retaliation claims. We’re serious about protecting your right to serve on a jury and resume your employment after your service is complete.
Your initial consultation is free, and we can handle your case with no money upfront. Texas is our home, and we’re committed to helping hardworking people when they face retaliation because of jury service. Use our online contact feature or call us at (956) 205-0884 to discuss how we may represent you in your jury duty retaliation claim.
Do I Need a Jury Duty Retaliation Lawyer?
If you suspect retaliation because of jury duty, the facts proving your case may be subtle. Your employer is probably going to have excuses ready about why they took an adverse action against you. Even if you’re sure of the retaliation, you may not know how to go about bringing your claim or what to ask for in terms of compensation. In addition, you have only two years from the date of the retaliation to bring your claim, and you must work quickly to preserve evidence and make the appropriate case filings.
An experienced attorney can help you gather the evidence you need in order to demonstrate that the adverse action against you is the result of retaliation. Jury duty retaliation can take many forms including termination of employment, demotion, pay changes, reduced hours, changed workspace, or even altered work assignments. An experienced lawyer can help you determine what adverse actions the employer took against you and whether it amounts to discrimination under U.S. and Texas law. They can also help you determine what kind of compensation you deserve and how to pursue it.
A jury duty retaliation claim requires a detailed investigation, paperwork, interviews, legal documents, and careful negotiations. Let our lawyers handle it all on your behalf. When you work with us, you have an experienced and determined team helping you with every aspect of your claim, giving you the best chance of recovering the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Leichter Law Firm PC to Handle My Case?
If you need a Texas jury discrimination lawyer, you may quickly find that you have many options to choose from. You need a lawyer who is highly skilled and experienced in jury duty retaliation, as well as all other types of retaliation claims. Choosing the right lawyer may have a significant impact on the outcome of the case. The right lawyer has the experience and skill necessary to handle the complex legal issues and help you fight for the best result.
At Leichter Law Firm PC, we specialize in all kinds of employment retaliation claims. Our attorneys have a track record of successfully handling nuanced and complex cases. Our founder, Louis Leichter, has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. It’s the highest rating a legal practitioner can achieve. Attorney David Langenfeld is a board-certified specialist in Labor and Employment law, meaning he has expert knowledge that few lawyers in the state have.
We’re proud of our training and legal recognition for a job well done. However, at Leichter Law Firm PC, our professional education and track record of success aren’t the only things that set us apart. Ultimately, you want a lawyer who handles your case with compassion and commitment to detail while they work to get you the best possible result. We work closely with each client and stay in constant communication as your case progresses. Together, we will fight to get you the results you need, with as little stress for you as possible.
Jury Duty Cases We Handle
Section 122.002 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code protects an employee’s right to return to work after serving on jury duty. The law prohibits any adverse action against an employee if they miss work because of jury service. These adverse actions can include:
- Reduction of pay
- Reduction of hours
- Increased supervision
- Hostile work environment
Texas law calls for compensation to a victim of retaliation of up to five years of pay as well as attorney fees. The law also calls for the employee’s reinstatement to their former position. One defense to a claim of jury duty retaliation is that the circumstances have changed from before jury duty begins to the point that it’s impossible or unreasonable to return the employee to their former position.
Our firm handles all civil jury duty retaliation claims. We can help you determine your rights and the appropriate remedies if you suffer retaliation because of jury duty. Jury duty discrimination is also a criminal misdemeanor under Texas law.
Our Texas Jury Discrimination Attorneys Fight For You
The Texas retaliation attorneys at Leichter Law Firm PC offer skilled representation with no fee up front and no cost until you win your case. Our attorneys are passionate about your rights. We know how hard you work and how much you sacrifice to participate on a jury. It’s our goal to help you protect your right to make a living and return to your job after jury duty.
We know that suffering an adverse employment action after serving jury duty can be a harrowing experience. That’s why we work diligently every day to help victims of employer retaliation, and we want to fight for you. Contact us today by using our online form or call us at (956) 205-0884 to begin.