Pflugerville is located just north of Austin, Texas and is home to more than 46,000 Texans. The recent increase in the number of employers moving to the Austin area has brought a rapid increase in residents moving to the Austin metro area. This rapid growth has spilled over into Pflugerville, a major suburb of Austin. Thus, partly due to its proximity to Austin, Pflugerville has been considered to be one of the top 20 cities to live in.
Within just a few miles of Pflugerville, are three of the areas largest employers. These employers are Dell, Samsung, and IBM. Other employers moving into the Austin metro area include Apple and Google. More tech companies have began to move into the area. The recent influx of employers and residents to the Austin and Pflugerville area will possibly result in an increase in the number of employment disputes.
Texas follows the at-will employment doctrine. This means that employers can generally terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all. However, federal and state laws provide some protections for Austin employees. For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Texas Labor Code prohibit an employer with at least 15 employees from committing race discrimination, color discrimination, gender discrimination, or religion discrimination in employment. Additionally, these employers are prohibited from retaliating against an employee who complains about such discrimination in the workplace. Other laws provide additional protections for Austin employees.
If you believe that you may have a claim against your employer and would like a consultation with an Austin employment discrimination lawyer, contact our firm today. Our Austin employment law firm represents employees in a wide range of of employment disputes, including disputes over unemployment benefits, discrimination in the workplace, workplace retaliation, and unpaid wages.