Austin, TX Wrongful Termination Attorney
Employees may feel that they have been “Wrongfully Terminated.” This is a generic term. State and Federal laws protect against discrimination and retaliation, and if such a law is violated, then the employee may have been terminated in violation of the law, constituting a “Wrongful Termination.”
When an employee is terminated for the reason that is not related to work performance or is not otherwise legitimate, the employee may have a claim for wrongful termination.
Although in Texas employees without an employment contract generally can be terminated with or without cause at any time, employees cannot be terminated for any reason that violates a state or federal law.
Many employees have difficulty understanding whether their employer engaged in wrongful discharge. It can be difficult for an employee to be satisfied that the company relied on an illegal reason as the cause for termination.
A wrongfully terminated employee may recover lost wages and benefits in the past and future, emotional distress damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees and costs.
There are a wide variety of ways in which a termination may violate the law. There are also many wrong reasons for which an employee may be fired which do not break the law.
I can advise you as to whether I believe that your termination likely was in violation of state or federal law, and the rights and options that you may have in seeking compensation.
Contact our Austin Wrongful Termination Attorney Jeffrey A. Goldberg
If you are an employee that has been wrongfully terminated, you need aggressive and experienced representation to fight on your behalf.
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