Houston Wrongful Termination Attorney

Fighting for Workers’ Rights Throughout Texas Since 1994

Our Houston wrongful termination lawyers understand that your career is a significant part of your life, and that the income you earn for your hard work supports the lifestyle that you and your family enjoy. If your employer fires you for reasons that violate federal and state labor laws, you need to stand up for yourself, your career, and your wellbeing. With an employment law attorney from Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP by your side, you can take legal action for wrongful termination against your employer.

We are committed to representing employees, independent contractors, and executives in high-stakes employment law disputes, including Presidents, CEOs, and other members of the C-Suite in businesses throughout Greater Houston. No matter what role you held, you have the right to employment with protections against wrongful dismissal. As a team of trial attorneys with extensive legal experience, we are not afraid to take your case to court, if need be. After all, we will be fighting for your rights and those of every other Texas worker in similar situations, so we cannot back down.

Contact Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP at (713) 352-3433 for a consultation with a Houston wrongful termination lawyer. Se habla español.

What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in Texas?

Texas, like so many other states, is an at-will employment state. In a brief summary, an “at-will employment state” allows the termination of employees for essentially any reason, including no reason given, at any time. On the other hand, employees of an at-will employment state can quit at any time without needing to provide a specific reason for doing so. However, there are significant exemptions and protections from federal employment laws. If a worker in an at-will employment state is terminated or dismissed for a reason listed as an exemption, it is wrongful termination.

There are four main sources of wrongful termination:

  • Discrimination: Workers in all states are protected by a set of federal rules that establish specific classes that cannot be considered in relation to employment, hiring, and termination. For example, religion, race, age, and gender are commonly cited federally protected classes. Some states even have expanded lists with more protections. If you were terminated and you suspect it was an act of discrimination, then let our wrongful termination attorneys in Houston know by calling (713) 352-3433.
  • Harassment: Your legal protections also extend to incidents of harassment. If you have been dismissed due to being harassed, based on a federally protected class or otherwise, then you likely have a wrongful termination case on your hands. You can also seek compensation and justice if you were pressured to voluntarily quit due to continual harassment that went unaddressed by your employer or supervisor.
  • Retaliation: Workers in all industries have the right to report illegal behavior or employment violations conducted by their employers and supervisors. Any sort of negative action — including removal from positive benefits — taken against a worker who does report such behaviors is retaliation. When retaliation leads to or includes dismissal, it constitutes wrongful termination. A common example of retaliation-based termination is when an employee complains of wage and hour issues like unpaid overtime and is suspiciously laid off later.
  • Contract violation: Some workers are bound by an employment contract that disallows termination unless specific circumstances are met. Employers have a heightened duty to show valid reasoning for dismissing a worker with an employment contract, or they may breach the contract and open themselves up to a wrongful termination lawsuit.

We Will Aggressively Pursue Your Rights & Justice

If you were fired for questionable reasons, you need to speak to a practiced wrongful termination lawyer in Houston about taking legal action. Filing a lawsuit is not just the best way to recover your lost wages and missed professional opportunities, but it also sends a strong message to unethical employers who use illegal and unacceptable business practices. With us in your corner, you can confidently file your wrongful termination lawsuit, regardless of the apparent strength or influence of your employer.

We have years of experience handling employment law and wrongful termination cases. As our law firm also represents employers, we have a unique insight into how companies typically try to defend themselves against wrongful termination accusations. We will review your case and answer all of your questions and concerns so that you understand your rights under the law.

When you choose Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP to represent you, we can:

  • Obtain and file important documentation and paperwork needed for your case.
  • Investigate the circumstances of your firing to obtain crucial evidence.
  • Respond to inquiries or challenges from your employer.
  • Negotiate settlement offers on your behalf.

The bottom line is we are here to protect your rights after you have been wrongfully terminated. This is the focus of our Houston employment law firm, and we do it well.

If you were wrongfully terminated, call us at (713) 352-3433 now.

Related Reading

If you were wrongfully terminated, call Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP today.