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Laredo Whistleblower Protection: Employer Unlawful Conduct

If you live in Laredo and are aware of illegal activity on the part of an employer, you want to know what your best course of action is. The challenge for many in this situation is understanding what laws are in place to protect those who wish to report illegal acts committed by an employer. You may wonder if your firing was wrongful termination but don't know who to ask. You may also wonder if there is whistleblower protection for employees in Texas.

Business and employment law in Texas can be complicated and confusing to many people, leaving them wondering how best to proceed. Everyone should have a basic understanding of how the law protects them. Consulting with a knowledgeable lawyer can help you decide whether or not to pursue an employment lawsuit.

Facing employer unlawful conduct may seem intimidating, but the right lawyer can answer your questions and successfully hold an unscrupulous employer accountable for their actions.

How to Cope with Illegal Requests from Your Employer

Texas is an "employment at will" state. Barring any written and executed contract, an employer or worker may alter or terminate their business relationship at any time and for any reason. There are, however, other circumstances under which employees can be protected from employer retaliation.

Laredo whistleblower protection exists in Texas, but you must first take some conditions into account. The Texas Whistleblower Act of 1983 protects employees who report illegal conduct from employer retaliation. However, while there are some exceptions, this law mainly protects public employees and might not apply to your situation.

Thankfully, the 1985 Texas Supreme Court case of Sabine Pilot Services, Inc. v. Hauck is further reaching. Michael Hauck, the terminated employee, declared that his employer, Sabine Pilot, directed him to illegally pump the bilges of the ship on which he worked. When Hauck refused, Sabine Pilot fired him. Sabine Pilot claimed they fired Hauck for dereliction of duty, but the court sided with Hauck. The decision of the Texas Supreme Court paved the way for you to file a Sabine Pilot claim and make sure your employer is held responsible for their policies and actions.

How Our Lawyers Can Help You

The Laredo employment lawyers of Carabin Shaw work hard to protect the rights of our wrongfully terminated clients. We understand how intimidating it can be to fight back against a bad employer, and we are passionate about protecting your rights and the rights of other workers in Laredo and throughout Texas. We are committed to upholding laws providing Laredo whistleblower protection and holding employers accountable for illegal actions.

Each of our attorneys has the experience you need when you are fired from your job under illegal circumstances. We believe in protecting your ability to provide for your family and pursue an honest living, and we take every opportunity we can to fight for those who have had that right taken from them.

To Learn More, Call Carabin Shaw

If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, call our office and schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation with one of our attorneys. We will meet with you to discuss the details of your case and see how we might best proceed to help you recover.

When you decide to work with us, we will develop a strategy to secure the appropriate compensation successfully. This payment might include back pay, future pay, and mental anguish. In some instances, we may even be able to pursue reinstatement at your former job. While the needs of each client are unique, our primary goal is to make sure your rights as a worker in Laredo are the top priority.

Additionally, all our cases are contingency-fee, which means we will not charge you unless we win your case.

If you need Laredo whistleblower protection, you want an attorney with experience and understanding. Contact Carabin Shaw and let us be your advocate. To schedule your appointment today, dial 956-333-3333 or call us toll-free at 1-800-862-1260.

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