Employment Issues that May Arise
Guidance from Our Houston Employment Law Attorney
Our team is here to help you with whatever employment issues you are facing.
Our goal is to support employees and give them the powerful legal voice
that they need to advocate for fair working conditions. As an employee,
you have certain rights. We can help you recognize those rights and then
utilize them if you find that you are being treated unjustly by employers.
Additional Practice Areas in Employment Law
If you are released from your job without a fair cause, you may be able
to sue based on wrongful termination. While at-will employees can be fired
without notice or reason, there are specific laws in Texas which bar companies
from terminating employees for reporting discrimination or other employer
misconduct. For example, if you report overtime pay violations or sexual
harassment and are fired as a result, you may be able to sue for wrongful
Severance Agreements & Negotiations
Companies are not required to provide severance packages to employees.
This means that it is the employer's own elective decision to furnish
fired or released employees with severance packages. Sometimes, severance
packages are used as bribes to diffuse potential whistleblower actions,
wage and hour disputes, discrimination lawsuits or wrongful termination
claims. You need to understand your rights and obligations when it comes
to accepting a severance package that is being used as a bribe. We can
help you to work through these concerns.
Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims
Whistleblowers are employees who reveal wrongdoing within an organization
to the public or to individuals who are in authority. Whistleblowers should
be considered heroes, but sometimes they can be terminated for acting
in a way that damaged employers. Also, employers might retaliate against
the whistleblower by reducing pay or position or making things miserable
at the workplace. If your employer retaliated against you when you revealed
illegal activity, you need to get a Houston employment lawyer involved.
Award-Winning Houston Employment Law Lawyers
Contact Moore & Associates today if you want award-winning service from a team with experience. We
are focused on coming alongside employees and making sure that all of
their rights are honored and protected. Call us today if you want to seek
assistance in a legal matter concerning your employment!