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 termination.
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!