Dallas Sabine Pilot Wrongful Termination Claim
Throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, nearly 4 million people work hard day in and day out to earn a living and provide for their families. They get up each day and endeavor to engage in an honest day's work in return for fair compensation. In addition to receiving that compensation, employees expect to be treated fairly and work in a healthy, affirming environment. But what happens when that is not the case?
There are instances when an employee finds himself in the incredibly awkward position of being directed to perform unethical or even illegal acts. Worse still, if the employee chooses to stand up for what is right and refuse to break the law, he might face wrongful termination.The Sabine Pilot Doctrine
The Texas Supreme Court heard a case in 1985 now known as Sabine Pilot Services, Inc. v. Hauck. The lawsuit challenged Texas employment law.
Texas is an at-will employment state, which essentially gives employers the freedom to dismiss their workers without cause or explanation. The court found that it is illegal for an employer to terminate a worker solely because that worker refuses to commit an unlawful act. This judgment is known as the Sabine Pilot doctrine, and workers terminated under these circumstances may have the right to pursue a Sabine Pilot claim.Your Rights Under Dallas Employment Law
As a worker in Dallas, the security of your livelihood is paramount. However, if your employer wrongfully terminates you, you want to know what recourse you have against them.
The problem is that most workers know that Texas is an at-will employment state and may not be aware this status does not give employers the right to force them to perform actions that are against the law. They may not know they can file a Dallas Sabine Pilot wrongful termination claim against their employer and how a lawyer can help. Thankfully, our team at Carabin Shaw is here for you.How To File a Dallas Sabine Pilot Wrongful Termination Claim
The Dallas employment lawyers at Carabin Shaw believe you deserve to understand what your rights are as an employee. Just because Texas is an at-will employment state, you still have the law on your side if your employer wrongfully terminates you. Our team of attorneys has extensive experience in employment law and is ready to help.
If you believe your employer fired you illegally, it is essential for you to act quickly as your Dallas Sabine Pilot wrongful termination claim is subject to a two-year statute of limitations. If you do not initiate any legal action before that time expires, you may forfeit your right to recover.Call Carabin Shaw Today
Contact the law office of Carabin Shaw to schedule an appointment with one of our Dallas employment lawyers. Your initial consultation with one of our attorneys is free of charge. This time allows you to get to know us and also gives us the opportunity to gain an understanding of your case. Meeting with us in person is also an excellent time for you to ask us any questions you may have so you have a full understanding of what to expect.
When you decide to let one of our lawyers represent you, you can be confident we will leverage all of our experience and resources to stand with you in defense of your rights as a worker. Employers who have wrongfully terminated workers will try to intimidate former employees or exert pressure to drop any legal action. Some may even try to fabricate reasons for the termination to avoid accountability for their actions.
Each of our Dallas attorneys works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you are never charged any fees for our services until we win your case. You can also be confident that we will fight hard on your behalf and will work to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
When you need a wrongful termination lawyer in Dallas, call the law offices of Carabin Shaw toll-free at 800-862-1260.