Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Houston
Serving Montgomery, Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston and Brazoria counties
Getting fired is often a traumatic and confusing experience. Though Texas is an at-will employment state — where workers can be fired with or without cause — legal relief is available for people who are dismissed for unlawful reasons or in violation of their employment contracts. Unless you speak with a qualified lawyer, you might never know if you have a valid claim. At the Law Offices of David C. Holmes in Houston, Mr. Holmes represents Texans who have lost their jobs due to discrimination, contract breaches, retaliation or harassment. He can review the evidence in your case to determine whether you’ve been wrongfully terminated from your position and what legal remedies you may have.
Common examples of wrongful termination
There are numerous potential reasons why a firing might violate the law, such as these:
- Gender discrimination
- Racial discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Retaliation for whistleblowing
- Discrimination based on disability status
- Discrimination based on immigration status
- National original or ethnicity discrimination
- Retaliation for refusal to participate in illegal activities
- Retaliation for taking time off pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Retaliation for exercising one’s workplace rights
- Breach of an individual employment contract or collectively bargained agreement
Federal government employees may have additional rights under the federal civil service system that is administered by the Merit Systems Protection Board. Attorney David C. Holmes has more than 28 years of experience helping victims of wrongful termination in the private and public sectors get the justice they seek.
Is Texas an at-will employment state?
Texas is an at-will employment state, which means that an employer may fire a worker for any legal reason or no reason at all. However, dismissals based on unlawful discrimination or retaliation violate the law and can give rise to a wrongful termination case. Frequently, a business will try to evade liability by hiding the actual motivation for an employee’s firing. Attorney David C, Holmes knows how to identify and prove the true cause of a termination so that victims can obtain appropriate remedies.
We can help prove your wrongful termination case
Working with an accomplished employment attorney increases the likelihood that you will collect the payment you deserve after an unjust firing. Our firm conducts a thorough investigation to learn all of the circumstances that led up to your termination. If it appears that a legal or contractual violation occurred, we can take the following actions in pursuit of a fair outcome:
- Researching company policy and history — Mr. Holmes reviews company policies, handbooks and similar documents to see if internal rules were broken and whether other employees have been dismissed for unlawful reasons.
- Negotiating with your former employer — Depending on the situation, your employer might provide some compensation in a settlement in order to avoid a formal legal proceeding.
- Contacting the EEOC — The first step in most discrimination claims is to contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Attorney Holmes makes sure his clients’ complaints are filed properly and in a timely manner.
- Filing an administrative action or lawsuit — Mr. Holmes outlines the applicable legal standards to determine which court is most appropriate for bringing your case. In some circumstances, your case may be litigated at an administrative agency, such as the National Labor Relations Board or the Merit Systems Protection Board.
You have rights as a worker in the state of Texas. We protect those rights. However, if winning legal relief is unlikely or would be too costly, we will tell you up front.
Contact a Texas wrongful termination lawyer for a free initial consultation
The Law Offices of David C. Holmes represents Texans in all types of wrongful termination claims. To make an appointment for a free initial consultation, please call 713-586-8862 or contact us online. Our office is in Houston.