Kilgore & Kilgore Dallas Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Alex Treadgold, Attorney
Alex Treadgold, Attorney

Employees in Texas possess few rights in comparison with their employers, because Texas is an at will employment state. This means employees can be fired for no reason at all, just not for an illegal reason. Unfortunately, many employees have no wrongful termination rights. Our Texas wrongful termination lawyers can explain why employees may not be able to sue employers if they are fired for any of the following reasons:

  • No reason. Texas employers are not required to give one;
  • A seemingly minor cause such as being late to work or violation of a smoking policy;
  • Being singled out when less qualified employees keep their jobs;
  • Refusal to relocate or accept a different position;
  • Refusal to sign non-compete agreements or a non-disclosure agreement;
  • Reporting bad, but not illegal, behavior of a boss or co-worker; and
  • Personality disputes between employees and a manager.
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A Hostile Work Environment may be Grounds for a Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit

Sometimes one of the above situations is a cover-up for an illegal wrongful termination. For example, this might be the situation when employees are fired for reporting business fraud, sexual harassment or employee discrimination. If there is evidence that the real reason for the discharge is a violation of someone’s civil rights, contact Kilgore & Kilgore in Dallas for a frank assessment of the situation.

Texas has another limited exception to the at will employment rule. If employees are terminated solely because they refused to commit a crime, they may have a wrongful termination lawsuit.

Do you have a Case for a Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit or a Retaliation Lawsuit?

There are exceptions that may protect employees. Texas employers may not retaliate against you because you:

  • Discussed salary or other workplace issues with a co-worker;
  • Refused to engage in an unlawful act;
  • Reported your employer to the authorities for unlawful behavior;
  • Complained to your employer about discrimination;
  • Discussed working conditions or salary with your coworkers;
  • Joined or attempted to form a union;
  • Joined the military or took leave for a military deployment;
  • Took medical leave to care for yourself or a loved one;
  • Became pregnant;
  • Used or requested employee benefits such as medical insurance or retirement claims; and
  • Spoke out on a matter of public concern.

If you were the victim of employment retaliation for any of the above reasons, you may have a claim for damages. Our wrongful termination lawyers in Dallas represent clients at many levels, in a wide variety of businesses. Kilgore & Kilgore has won awards against many different types of employers.

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Click on this link to read some of the many client testimonials that people have sent to thank our employment lawyers for getting them back on track. Kilgore & Kilgore may be able to do the same for you.

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“I would recommend Nick O’Kelly to anyone who needs a rock to lean on during a lawsuit. My dignity was assaulted by my former employer, but I prevailed thanks to Nick. He treated me with the utmost professionalism. He helped me take the emotion out of the equation. His experience, professionalism and experience made my case bearable. I am grateful for his partnership during this difficult time in my life.”
– KA, Age Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination Case, 2019

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