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Fort Worth Wrongful Termination Attorney

Lubbock Wrongful Termination Attorney

Attorney for Retaliation, Discrimination, Whistleblower Claims, & More

Generally speaking, employment in Texas is "at will," meaning your employer can hire you, fire you, promote you, or demote you for any reason – good, bad, random, or unfair. However, there are exceptions to that general rule under both state and federal law. There are a number of reasons that your termination may be legally considered wrongful. Notably, if your employer is motivated by your age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or disability, then the termination is "wrongful" – and illegal. Unlawful discrimination is but one of the many types of wrongful termination claims our lawyers can address.

Wrongfully terminated employees - those who were fired for an illegal reason - may have legal recourse against their employer. Your remedy may include rehiring, or it may involve a payout to bridge the gap until you have found suitable alternate employment. At Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC, we fight for solutions that work for our clients who have been wronged. If you have experienced wrongful termination, we may be able to help you take action against your former employer.

Lawyer for Whistleblower Protections

There are various "whistleblower" laws that protect government employees. There are other laws in place protecting members of certain professions, such as healthcare workers and employees of publicly traded companies who report certain types of fraud. Workers may be wrongfully terminated in retaliation for blowing the whistle.

These cases can be complicated, as many companies and organizations have grievance procedures that must be followed before a suit can be filed, and those procedures must be followed to the letter. There are also various federal laws that protect employees from being fired if the termination is linked to an employee's reporting of misconduct on the part of the employer. Whistleblower protection laws can be complex, so it is best to work closely with an attorney if possible, before you blow the whistle.

Legal Help After Discriminatory Firing

It is unlawful to terminate an employee because they belong to a certain protected class. The challenge with this type of case is proving that discrimination was the employer's motivation for the termination. It must be shown that you were marked for dismissal based on your membership in a protected class, such as a religion or ethnic group. Employers frequently offer loose excuses for such firings, but it is often possible for a skilled attorney to uncover the truth.

Attorney Protecting Sexual Harassment Sufferers

Sexual harassment has always been a problem in the workplace, but steps are now being taken to protect those who have experienced this behavior. Some unscrupulous employers seem to believe that the best way to make a sexual harassment complaint go away is to fire the person who reports it. If you are in this unenviable position, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.

Wrongful Termination After a Work Injury

When a worker is injured on the job, they are generally entitled to compensation, either through workers' compensation or through a personal injury lawsuit or settlement if their employer is a nonsubscriber. In fact, filing such a claim is likely the only way for an injured worker to recover funds for their medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. However, retaliatory firings are not uncommon, as these claims can become quite costly to a company. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated for pursuing compensation for a work injury, we may be able to help you.

Speak With an Experienced Tarrant County Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Our lawyers at Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC have handled many wrongful termination cases, and we can advise you on whether you may have a claim. Call 817-336-5533 or send an email to initiate a free case evaluation. We serve clients throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma from our offices in Fort Worth and Lubbock.

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