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Do I Have A Case For Wrongful Termination?

Last updated on March 8, 2024

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If you believe that your employer fired you for a reason that violates employment law, you may have a case for wrongful termination. Granted, every instance of firing feels unjust. But if you were fired for reporting an employment law violation or for being a member of a protected class, then Rosenberg & Associates can help you.

We are a team of attorneys with more than 35 combined years of experience. From our office in Houston, we serve clients throughout Texas who experienced violations of their rights. Our team has a record of securing positive outcomes, including reinstating clients to their positions or recovering financial compensation for various damages.

Wrongful Termination In Texas

“Wrongful termination” in Texas is something of a misnomer. The claims that you read about and see on this website deal with wrongful termination in one form or another, but there is no specific wrongful termination concept in Texas law. Most forms of wrongful termination in Texas are covered under concepts with things such as age, sex and race discrimination, retaliation claims or reporting a legal violation.

Texas, as you may know, is an “employment at will” state, which generally means that absent an agreement that limits an employer’s ability to fire an employee (usually an employment contract), an employer can terminate an employee’s employment for a good reason, a bad reason or no reason at all. The only common law (nonstatutory) exception to the employment-at-will doctrine, providing for a wrongful discharge claim in Texas, is under what is known as the Sabine Pilot exception to the employment-at-will doctrine, which makes it illegal for an employer to terminate an employee who refuses to perform an illegal act, that is, an action that carries with it a criminal penalty.

Learn Whether You Have A Case

Not every firing is wrongful termination. Get in touch with our office in Houston to discuss your circumstances in greater detail with one of our employment lawyers. We will determine whether you have an actionable case and then choose a course of action. To schedule your initial consultation, call us at 713-369-5978 or click here.