Employment Law Firm in Bellaire, TX
You get a lot when you hire us. Our Bellaire, TX, workplace termination lawyers are multilingual and well-versed in Spanish and English. We have streamlined communication methods that make the process easy. We’re also a minority woman-owned business. In short, you can trust us to put you first and do everything in our power to help you with your case when you need it most.
Why Do You Need Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Bellaire, TX?
An illegal firing can happen for many reasons. Employers sometimes try to hide behind at-will employment laws, but it’s still illegal to fire someone based on things like:
- National origin
- Race or ethnicity
It’s frustrating to lose your job for one of these reasons, but our wrongful termination law firm in Bellaire, TX, is here for you, as we have been since 2009. We’re dedicated to helping others and you can trust us with your case.
Employment Law FAQs
What should I do if I suspect my employer is conducting illegal activity?
The best thing to do is to talk to an experienced employment attorney quickly. You should also document as much about what has happened as possible. Save emails and text messages, talk to witnesses and write out a diary of events. Your employer will likely dispute your account, and the evidence you have can help you prove what happened — and what still may be happening. In some cases, you can also file reports to your HR department, the EEOC, or even OSHA for safety-related issues such as retaliation for refusal to do dangerous work.
What you may discover is that you are not at all alone. If the illegal activity has impacted you and your career, there are likely other employees who have found themselves in the same position. Getting their statements and accounts can help to establish a pattern of behavior. This is important if your employer tries to claim that what happened was a one-time event or a misinterpretation.
Was I wrongfully terminated/fired?
Wrongful termination can happen for many reasons. If you have a contract, it happens whenever the terms of that contract are breached. For instance, it may state that you can only be fired for cause, when your employer fired you for no reason, citing at-will employment laws. Your contract offers you protections beyond those laws.
While at-will employment does technically mean that anyone can be fired (or can quit) at any time, remember that you still cannot be fired for illegal reasons that violate your rights. Refer to the protected classes noted above (race, religion, sex, age, etc.). If your employer fires you due to your race, for instance, that’s still illegal even if you have no contract and you are an at-will employee.
Moreover, when companies have stated policies in place, even if they’re not technically in a contract, they still have to be followed. For example, your company may have a three-strikes policy that guarantees you two warnings before a firing. Therefore, being fired immediately and without warning could still be illegal, even though at-will employment laws allow it.
How do I know if I have been harassed or discriminated against?
There are protected classes in the United States, and harassment and discrimination typically violate your rights under one of these classes.Per the EEOC, they include:
- Sex (along with gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy)
- Age (40+)
- National origin
- Genetic information
Harassment can include everything from jokes to insults to physical contact. Discrimination may include things like failure to hire, wrongful termination, passing you over for promotions, and more. We will determine if your case has all of the necessary components.
The biggest thing that you should know is that your gut is often right. When things feel unfair and unjust, especially if the perpetrator is an employer or a supervisor, they probably are unfair and unjust. When your rights are violated, you need someone to stand up on your behalf. We can do that for you in any industry.
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A consultation with our firm is the best way for us to understand your case and for you to meet our excellent Bellaire, TX, employment retaliation lawyers. If you would like to set that up, you can call right now at 1-877-229-9997 or you can simply send us a message through our built-in web form. We hope to hear from you today!