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Employee Illegal Termination: What to Do Next

Houston residents have many reasons to celebrate, as job creation both increased and diversified last year. From professional and business services to construction and manufacturing, many sectors enjoyed healthy gains in employment. That said, some workers faced a challenging situation with their jobs that left them wondering what to do next. You might be one such worker.

As an "at-will employment" state, Texas businesses can release a worker from his or her job without cause or explanation. While there are legitimate reasons to discharge an employee, some organizations will abuse employment laws by directing a worker to perform illegal acts and firing the worker if he or she refuses.

The Houston employment lawyers of Carabin Shaw are working hard to protect the rights of employees throughout our city. If you experienced wrongful termination, help is available.

Sabine Pilot: a Brief Explanation

In 1985, Sabine Pilot Services, Inc. v. Hauck challenged standing Texas law after Sabine Pilot, the employer, terminated Michael Hauck for refusing to commit an illegal act at their behest. The court determined that the firing was unlawful if his refusal was the sole reason for termination. Though it might seem minor, this decision protects workers throughout the state, including Houston, from having to perform illicit activities to protect their employment status.

Proving a Sabine pilot claim is not an easy task and often requires expert legal assistance. If you experienced employee illegal termination, figuring out what to do next is crucial. Having the right team of lawyers in your corner can make all the difference in your case.

What Can You do About Illegal Termination?

Houston workers have every reason to expect secure income for the work they perform. Most employers tell new hires that they are "employees at will.” As a result, many are unaware of laws that protect them if they are fired illegally. In these cases, the services of Houston employment lawyers are especially helpful. If you think you were a victim of employee illegal termination, determining what to do next is critical.

At Carabin Shaw, our attorneys understand the intricacies of Houston employment law. We have helped countless workers recover after illegal termination, and we are ready to assist you. When fired unjustly, you may feel there is little you can do to recover from such an experience. Fortunately, a wrongful termination lawyer in Houston can help you understand how to respond to your situation.

The first thing we recommend is to contact our office and make an appointment to meet with a Carabin Shaw attorney. Your first visit with us is free of charge, and we will take this time to learn the details of your situation and gain valuable insight on how best to proceed on your behalf. This session will also give you an opportunity to ask questions and better understand the process behind filing a Sabine Pilot claim.

Call Our Team Today

When you decide to let us work on your behalf, we will represent your interests, be the point of contact for you and any other parties involved, and ensure that you have a voice in the legal system. Carabin Shaw attorneys understand what it takes to succeed in a wrongful termination lawsuit. We know it can be challenging, but we are ready to leverage our resources and experience to help you get back on your feet. Each case is different, of course, and presents its unique challenges. Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to:

  • Receive lost income,
  • Reinstatement, if appropriate and desired
  • Compensation for mental anguish

All of our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not be assessed any fees until we win your case. Our objective is to ensure the employer who illegally terminated you is held accountable for its actions. For victims of employee illegal termination, what to do next is critical. Immediate action is essential if you want to succeed in your legal claim.

Call the lawyers of Carabin Shaw today and let us get to work for you. In Houston, dial 800-862-1260.

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