Fight For Your Rights If You Were Fired Illegally
Employers must follow the law when they fire someone. Most employees are employed “at will,” which means they work at the will of their employer and either party can end the employment for any reason. The one exception to the situation is that the employer cannot fire the employee for an illegal reason. The law protects employees from discrimination based on many protected factors.
If you think your employer terminated you based on an illegal reason, we are here to help. Armstrong & Associates attorneys have over 30 years of experience and understand Texas employment law. We have helped countless employees fight for their legal rights. We can review your case and answer your questions regarding a claim against your former employer.
What Makes A Termination Wrongful?
Sometimes it is hard to tell if a boss discriminated against you or just behaved badly. Not all bad behavior by employers violates the law, even if others frown on it. Federal law defines discrimination in the workplace as negative actions against certain protected factors, including:
- Race and color
- National origin
- Sex, including pregnancy
- Citizenship status
- Genetic information
Texas state laws follow the same protections. For the most part, these laws apply to employers with 15 or more employees.
In addition, an employer cannot retaliate against an employee for asserting a legal right, like taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or filing a complaint about discrimination or a wage theft violation. We will help you understand your rights and fight for you every step of the way.