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Wells Fargo expected to layoff 925 employees

Banking giant, Wells Fargo, cited “changing market conditions” as the primary reason for laying off 125 employees in two Irving, Texas mortgage fulfillment units.

A Wells Fargo spokesman reported that 55 employees were informed of their impending  job termination within the last few months, while the remaining 70 were informed just last week. The layoffs, which were confirmed with the Texas Workforce Commission, are part of a nationwide plan that will cut 925 jobs.

Unfortunately, in the current economic climate, layoffs are not an uncommon phenomenon. However, should a person be terminated for unfair reasons, a competent and experienced employment lawyer can advocate for them. If you think your employee rights are being infringed upon by an Austin employer, contact the attorneys of The Melton Law Firm at (512) 330-0017 to find out what we can do for you.


Humble pharmacist files wrongful termination lawsuit

A pharmacist at Humble Surgical Hospital has now filed a wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuit against her former employer after she was allegedly fired when she reported multiple errors to her superiors.

Officials with the hospital have denied the allegations at this time. The woman was hired as the director of pharmacy at the hospital in October 2011, where she was in charge of running the pharmacy as well as looking over the patient’s charts.

It was also in her job description to report any medication errors that were found. She documented all errors that were made, but on Jan. 23, the nursing officer allegedly counseled her to stop doing so and to stop informing the nurses of these errors. She fired just a few days later.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of workplace retaliation, contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.


Nicollette Sheridan receives re-trial for wrongful termination lawsuit

A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Desperate Housewives actress, Nicollette Sheridan, has now received a re-trial date.

According to court documents, the lawsuit claims that Sheridan’s character on the television show was “killed off” because of a fight that she got into with the show’s creator, Mark Cherry.

The lawsuit claims that Cherry allegedly struck Sheridan in the altercation and Sheridan was let go from her spot on the show as a result. The lawsuit is filed against Cherry as well as the other executives with Touchstone Television Production.

If you or a  loved one has been the victim of wrongful termination from your job, you need representation that is committed to fighting for justice. Contact the Austin wrongful termination lawsuit lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


Mike Leach to return to college football

Former head coach for Texas Tech, Mike Leach, will possibly be returning to college football next season after he was fired from Tech two years ago.

Leach filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the university after he was fired over an incident that occurred in 2009 that involved the son of the television analyst, Craig James.

The 50-year-old coach has said that he has enjoyed his time off, but it is now being rumored that he may fill the head coach spot for the Arizona Wildcats. Leach told reporters that he has heard nothing “in particular” about the job, just speculation.

If you or a loved one were fired from your job under illegal grounds, you may be able to receive compensation. Contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017  today in order to discuss your legal options.


What is wrongful termination?

Wrongful termination may seem to be an easy category to interpret, but there are certain requirements of a case that need to be present in order for a case to be considered wrongful termination.

Wrongful termination occurs when the reason that a person is fired is illegal. A person can be fired or quit a job for any reason at any time, it only becomes illegal when the reason that they are being let go it not legal.

Texas has the “at-will” doctrine that puts limits on how a person can file these lawsuits. In order to file a successful wrongful termination suit, there has to be some type of grounds including breach of contract, retaliation, discrimination, breach of good faith, and the violation of public policy.

If you or a loved one feels as if you were wrongfully terminated from your job, you need experienced representation on your side to help you get your case together. Contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.


West Texas attorny found guilty of retaliation

An attorney in West Texas was found guilty of retaliation after two nurses were fired for making an anonymous complaint to the state medical board about a doctor.

The attorney was immediately removed from representing the county with the guilty conviction and he faces up to 10 years in prison. The incident began when two nurses complained that a doctor was attempting to use hospital supplies for at-home procedures and using herbal remedies.

Once the doctor found out who complained about him, he went to the county sheriff’s office and he investigated the two nurses before they were fired and charged with two felonies.

The two nurses sued the county claiming that their First Amendment rights were violated. Both the doctor and the sheriff have been convicted of two counts of retaliation.

If you or a loved one has been retaliated against at work, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin workplace retaliation lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


Pregnant Hispanic woman filed wrongful termination lawsuit

A Hispanic pregnant woman has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her employer after claiming that she was fired so that non-Hispanic and non-pregnant women could have the job even if they were less qualified.

The woman stated that she was let go in May and replaced with less qualified workers, one of whom she hired in March. The lawsuit states that the defendant violated the Family and Medical Claims Act and the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against the woman for pregnancy, sex and national origin.

If you or a loved one has been wrongfully terminated, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.


Former UTSA professor files wrongful termination lawsuit

A former professor of economics at the University of Texas San Antonio who was fired in 2007 for viewing pornography on his work computer has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit.

The man taught at the university for nearly three decades and had tenure before he was fired. He claims that they tried to damage is reputation by targeting him for child pornography. He has confirmed that he did see pornography on his work computer, but stated that he has never accessed child pornography.

The investigation into the man began when a student reported that she heard noises when he was alone in his office and decided that he was viewing pornography.

He denied this, but after computer records showed that he had, he claimed that he may have after a long work day. Child pornography was never found and he received a clean bill of mental health, but was fired anyway. Officials at the university say that this was because he accessed “sexually explicit” websites, which is against school policy, and then he lied about it.

If you were wrongfully terminated, contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.


Former VP at Chase settles wrongful termination suit

The former assistant vice president at JP Morgan Chase Bank has settled a wrongful termination case against the bank after she alleged that she was fired after alerting her bosses of wrongdoing at the bank.

The woman was a former “team leader” who claimed that she was fired for refusing to commit illegal acts. The woman accused Chase of gross neglect and fraud after the litigation and collecting of 23,000 delinquent credit card accounts.

The woman was responsible for auditing all the credit card accounts and when she could not certify the accuracy of the balances, she took the accounts off of the market. The woman said that she was terminated after she brought these claims to her bosses.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of wrongful termination, contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, by calling 512-330-0017.


Construction company settles wrongful termination case

One Stop Construction and Restoration has now settled a wrongful termination case that was dismissed and the reinstated two months later.

The lawsuit was originally filed in December 2008 when  former employee stated that he was terminated without a three-year notice that was required under his contract.

Under the terms of the agreement that he signed in January 2007, the company had to pay the man the entire employment wages and they were required to submit a three-year notice before the man was let go. Court officials have said that the company will present a  final judgment this week.

If you or a loved one has legal grounds that show that you were fired wrongfully, you need experienced representation on your side that may be able to help you fight for the justice you deserve. Contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.

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