What is Employment Law?
In Texas, there is
no such thing as “wrongful termination”! That’s
because Texas is an employment
at will state,
which means that an employer can fire an employee for “good
cause, without good cause,
or for any reason whatsoever.” However,
certain people, such as engineers,
airline pilots, or union members have a written contract
of employment that sets out
the reasons the employee can be fired, and the
method through which this occurs.
Other states are “for cause” states, which
means that an employer may be sued
for wrongfully terminating an employee if the employee
can show that the employer
did not have a “good cause” to
terminate him/her. Not in Texas. An employer here doesn’t
even have to give a reason for termination!Do you have
an Employment Law case?
To contact the Civil Rights Division of the Texas Workforce Commission, click here.
Click here to contact Dana
LeJune & Associates.