Terminating an employee commonly gives rise to a claim for wrongful termination. Although Texas follows the at-will employment doctrine, a creative plaintiff’s attorney may be able to use an otherwise legal termination as evidence of discrimination based on age, race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion, gender, sexual harassment, or one of numerous other protected classes. Thus, it is important you fully understand your obligations and rights as an employer before terminating, demoting, or suspending an employee. Contact our business and employment law firm to review your employment policies. Additionally, our business and employment law firm can represent you if an employee files a charge of discrimination against your business with the EEOC.
There are ways to terminate an employment relationship and minimize your company’s liability if sued by a former employee. For example, it can be extremely important to follow your company’s disciplinary and disciplinary policies. It can be troublesome to terminate an employee without following your own employment policies. However, following your company’s policy for one employee and failing to follow it for another employee is an easy way for a former employee to offer evidence of discrimination. Our business and employment law firm will assist your business in developing employment policies and procedures.
In addition to protecting your company from dangerous litigation, our business and employment law firm can advise your company on how to avoid baseless claims for unemployment benefits. Decreasing unemployment claims will help your company minimize costs.
Contact Stacy Cole Law, P.C. today to discuss your business and employment needs. Our law firm will not only defend your company, but we will partner with you to help your company avoid litigation all together.What About Claims for Retaliation?
It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee because the employee complains about unlawful discrimination or unlawful pay practices. Additionally, claims for retaliation are often easier to prove than claims for discrimination. Because of this, workplace retaliation claims are on the rise. Our business and employment law firm helps employers avoid costly claims of discrimination.
There are steps that your business can take to protect it from unwarranted claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. Our business and employment law firm can assist you with implementing policies that will minimize the risk of frivolous employment claims.
Whether you want to minimize the risk of future employment claims or if you are already involved in a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, contact our business and employment law firm today.