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What employees should know about wrongful discharge in Texas

Employees often have to deal with emotional and financial hardships when they get fired from their work. However, they should know there is a law that protects them from wrongful termination.

Under statutory law, employers cannot release their employees if the grounds for terminating them is based on their race, religion, citizenship, sexual orientation, or age. Employees also cannot be terminated from their jobs after reporting a safety violation or negligence they discover in the workplace. Under common law recognition, employers cannot terminate their employees because they refuse to perform a criminal activity.

Employees who suspect they were wrongfully discharged could file a legal claim against their employer to potentially recover their lost wages and to protect future employees from abusive employers. If you have decided to file a legal claim against your employer in Austin, an attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to represent you. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (956) 205-0884.

Services provided by employment attorneys

Workers who suspect they are mistreated by their employers should know there are attorneys well-versed in employment laws who can help. These attorneys, often called “employment attorneys,” represent workers who have a claim to make against their employers.

Though employment attorneys are often seen as advocates for employers, there are also attorneys who represent workers who have a complaint against their employers. By having a consultation with an employment attorney, workers may figure out if any of their rights were violated by their employers, at which point an attorney could represent them if they decide to file a lawsuit. Attorneys give workers a clear picture of the complaint filing process and they are very familiar with handling discrimination, class actions, and other related issues against employers.

If you want to learn more about your rights and determine whether violations have been committed against you by your employers, working with a skilled attorney is critical. Speak with an employment attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin today by calling (956) 205-0884 to learn more about your options.