The best way to prevent a claim for wrongful termination in Texas is to comply with all state and federal employment laws. Because Texas is an “at will” employment state, employers are free to terminate employees without cause so long as the termination is not the result of discrimination against a protected class, retaliation for the reporting of a discrimination, harassment, or wage and hour claim or a whistleblower action, or otherwise a violation of public policy.
The employment and labor lawyers at McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf have many decades of experience helping our clients prevent wrongful termination claims and, when they do occur, defending them aggressively. Our attorneys assist our business clients in adopting policies and procedures to protect them from wrongful termination claims, provide assistance in drafting employee handbooks that clarify Texas’ “at will” status, and work with them to include such language in all relevant employee contracts and agreements.
Even when a business takes all the right steps, it may still be the target of a wrongful termination claim. When that occurs, our lawyers work aggressively to dispute any such claim, resolve it in a timely and cost-effective manner, and generally protect our clients’ interests and good reputation. If a wrongful termination claim must go to trial, however, our lawyers are prepared to litigate it all the way from preliminary injunction to appeal. We also have significant expertise resolving such cases through mediation and arbitration.
Our Texas wrongful termination lawyers have a reputation for integrity, a commitment to excellence, and deep roots in our community, going back for generations. Our goal is to help our clients succeed and prosper, long after their legal issues are resolved. By providing a full array of exceptional legal services to the businesses and individuals who make our community strong, we’re helping to ensure that the West Texas and New Mexico region remains a great place to call home.
Contact us to learn more about our services for businesses facing wrongful termination claims in Texas.