Wrongful Termination Claims
Most workers are considered to be “at-will” employees. In other words, these types of employees may be fired at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all. However, an employee may not be fired for engaging in protected workplace behaviors. Doing so is considered to be wrongful termination. Many times an employer will attempt to hide the true reason for firing an employee, which is why it is important to seek legal counsel if you believe you were wrongfully terminated.
At the Law Office of Jose G. Gonzalez, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience handling employment law matters throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. To schedule an initial consultation with us, call 956-731-4324.
What Qualifies As A Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination may arise in a number of different contexts, including those involving:
Discrimination: An employee may not be terminated because of their gender, race, nationality, age, religion or disability. If the termination is based on one of these protected classes, it is illegal.
Retaliation: Complaining about harassment, discrimination or acting as a whistleblower if your employer is engaging in illegal activity does not give your employer the right to fire you. In addition, your employer may not fire you if you refuse to do something that breaks the law.
Constructive discharge: A constructive discharge occurs when an employee is left with no choice but to quit because the employer has made working conditions intolerable. The legal standard for proving constructive discharge is whether a reasonable person would quit given these conditions. This claim can be difficult to prove, which is why skilled legal guidance in this area is a must.
Contact Our Law Firm In Texas To Determine If You Have A Strong Claim
If you believe that your employer illegally fired you, speak with us. Call 956-731-4324. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly. From our office location in McAllen, we serve clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.