I Think I Was Wrongfully Terminated. What Should I Do?
In an “At Will” employment state such as Texas, an employer can fire an employee for any reason or no reason, as long as it is not an illegal reason. Reasons that are not legal are generally those based on discrimination or harassment because of the employee’s membership in a protected class or engagement in a protected activity (such as using the Family Medical Leave Act for time off), or retaliation for complaining about discrimination or harassment based on membership in a protected class or engagement in a protected activity. To provide a basis for a claim, retaliation should be close in time to the protected activity. It’s best to call an experienced Texas employment lawyer to learn about your rights as an employee.