Our dedicated employment litigators handle wrongful termination, hostile work environment, discrimination, wage claims, employee misclassification, retaliation, denial of leave, and severance negotiations.
Federal and state law prohibit Texas employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics, such as:
If working reduced hours or terminated through no fault of your fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits through Texas Workforce Commission.
Wrongful termination occurs anytime an employer terminates an employee for illegal reasons, including but not limited to firing an employee out of retaliation, discrimination, firing an employee who will not commit an illegal act for an employer.
Harassment can take many forms such as comments an employee’s appearance of body, racial slurs, negative comments about an employees religious beliefs, and more.
Both the EEOC and TWC have strict filing deadlines. All state claims must be filed with the TWC within 180 days of the date you were discriminated against. All federal claims must be filed within 300 days of the date you were discriminated against. You can cross-file to protect your rights.
Workplace discrimination can take many forms, including but not limited to refusing to hire or promote on the basis of race; not providing equal training opportunities on the basis of religion; firing an employee based on their protected status.