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Termination of Employment and Cause

Firing is often a reality of employment, and though nobody wants to be laid off, it’s a situation faced by millions of Americans, particularly in today’s poor economy. Virtually everyone facing a lay-off wonders if their firing is legal. The realities of Texas employment law can be confusing, and the legality of your firing may be questionable.

If you or someone you love has been laid off and you have any questions about the legality of the firing, the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm, have the experience to help you. We believe that no one should be fired unjustly. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today by calling 512-330-0017.

Firing with Cause

“Just cause” was a right won by labor unions during the last century. It prevents workers from being fired unfairly or arbitrarily. However, not all Texas employers are required to provide just cause for their termination.

Because union labor is less prevalent in Texas than in some states, there are fewer obligations for employers who lay off an employee. In general, an employer must notify a non-union employee in advance if they are being fired without cause.

Some examples of “just cause” for firing include:

  • Theft
  • Dishonesty
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insubordination
  • Absenteeism
  • Incompetence

Contact Us

If you have been fired and you think it was without just cause, the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm may be able to help. Contact us today by calling 512-330-0017 to discuss your legal options.

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