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SC states Texas immune from workers’ compensation retaliation suits

The Supreme Court ruled last week that the state of Texas is immune from workers’ compensation retaliation lawsuits.

The decision was decided after a case involving a woman that worked as a probationary officer for the district in 2006. Six months after she began working there, she was terminated after she filed a workers’ compensation claim. She then filed a retaliation lawsuit.

The Supreme Court cited a 1995 ruling and stated that that there was governmental immunity of political subdivisions were waived for retaliatory lawsuits. As a result of the Workers Compensation Act in 2005, changes were made to the rule and they are now immune from these suits.

If you or a loved one has been punished by an employee in an unjust way, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin workplace retaliation lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.

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