Houston Wrongful Termination and Retaliation
Wrongful termination and retaliation by employers occur under a broad range of circumstances. Terminations motivated because of race, religion, age sex, disability or national origin violate the law and can give rise to claims for damages. Likewise retaliating against employees who complain about discrimination or other statutory violations is unlawful and violates yours rights as an employee.
Common reasons of wrongful termination and retaliation include discrimination, retaliation for alleged whistleblowing, retaliation for reporting suspected discrimination and retaliation for reporting violations of OSHA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other government regulations and protections.
Wrongful termination and illegal retaliation are unacceptable in today’s workplace and are oftenactionable on the part of the employee. Employees are protected from being fired because they:
- Refused to perform an illegal act requested by their employer
- Reported violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) such as a failure to pay aminimum-wage or time-and-a-half protection as overtime
- Reported financial misconduct under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Reported discrimination, harassment or retaliation because of race, religion, gender (sex) or national origin (Title VII)
- Reported unsafe working conditions (OSHA)
- Filed a claim for workers’ compensation
If you suspect you are the victim of wrongful termination or retaliation, contact the employment law firm of GoransonKing PLLC. We have successfully recovered damages against numerous employers for violations including:
- Discrimination and harassment based on sex, age, race, religion, disability and pregnancy
- Lost, unpaid and unequal wages, salary, benefits and overtime
- Issues related to slander, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress
- Retaliation for whistleblowing and for reporting overtime pay violations, working off the clock and discrimination
- Retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim
Attorney Linda King has practiced employment law for over 20 years and is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. She has successfully represented employees in administrative hearings before the Texas Workforce Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has successfully tried jury cases in state and federal courts on a wide range of employment related issues. She can represent you in your case against both private and government employers.
If you have questions regarding wrongful termination or retaliation, contact us. We bring decades of knowledge, skill, commitment and success to each case. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located five minutes from downtown near Memorial Park and the Galleria area and can provide Spanish language translation on request. Contact a lawyer at 713-526-9200.