Arlington Employment Discrimination Lawyer
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Most employers can fire employees at will in Texas, without any specific reason. While this is true, there are federal and state laws that prohibit employers from firing employees for several reasons-including race and religion. If an employer attempts to fire an individual for their national origin or gender, they are in violation of the federal and state laws. When employees receive workers’ compensation, some employers dislike how much it costs them, so they try to get rid of them. Firing any employee because they receive workers’ comp is against the law. If they engage in or allow sexual harassment to occur, an employer cannot use this as a reason to fire them. Employers cannot violate the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by refusing leave or taking action against qualified employees.
If your employer has fired you or threatened to fire you for any of these reasons, an Arlington attorney from our firm is prepared to help. We believe that every individual deserves to have the best possible legal representation, which is why we maintain a smaller firm. It’s our goal to provide personal and individualized service to each client. We have tried more jury cases than most lawyers do in their entire career. If you are looking for legal support from a trustworthy lawyer, our firm may be able to help.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
The law grants certain protections to employees, ensuring that they are treated fairly, no matter what their race, origin or gender may be. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act provides that it shall be unlawful employment practice for an employer to do any of the following due to their race, color, religion, sex or national origin:
- Layoff or refuse to hire any individual
- Discriminate against any individual by adjusting their salary, terms or conditions
- Segregate individuals or restrict employee opportunities
Despite these clear outlines in the law, individuals still battle workplace discrimination every day. If you believe that you are being treated unfairly, it may be time to enlist legal support. If you are a victim of sexual harassment in your workplace, it is also crucial that you protect your personal rights with the help of an attorney.
For more than eight years, Bauguss Law Firm has been providing clients with legal protection against workplace discrimination. We have the experience you need to fight back, so contact us today at (972) 441-5555 to schedule a consultation or fill out a case evaluation online.