Many cases in employment law are claims filed by an employee requesting legal protection from the wrongful acts committed by either their employer or another employee on the job.
In Texas, the at-will employment rule applies, which means that, unless there is a contract between the employer and employee which states otherwise, an employer can terminate an employee for any reason at all and without cause. However, there are exceptions to the Texas at-will rule. First, a Texas employer is prohibited from terminating an employee for refusing to commit an illegal act. Second, a Texas employer is prohibited from discriminatorily terminating or harassing an employee based on the employee’s race, age, sex, disability or religion. These exceptions allow Texas employees to file valid claims for wrongful acts committed against them on the job.
Although there are a number of different claims an employee may file, the most typical claims are for wrongful termination, workplace harassment, sexual harassment, denial of promotion, unfair demotion and unequal pay.
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