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Protection for Refusing to Perform an Illegal Act: Sabine Pilot Attorneys

Workers in El Paso who believe they were wrongfully terminated may be entitled to file an employment lawsuit or pursue a Sabine Pilot claim. More specifically, if your employer has directed you to commit illegal acts which you refuse to perform and then fire you, current employment law s may provide whistleblower protection, allowing you to seek assistance without further retaliation from your employer.

As the state of Texas operates under an "employment-at-will" doctrine, this may come as a surprise. It is true that employers may release workers without warning and for any reason. They do not even owe the fired employee an explanation, but there are limitations.

TheSabine Pilot Doctrine

A 1985 case came before the Texas Supreme Court known as Sabine Pilot Service v. Hauck. In this matter, the employee of a company was asked to perform an illegal act. When he refused to do so, his employer fired him. Although the company attempted to paint the worker in a bad light, the evidence demonstrated he was let go solely for his refusal to follow his employer's directive.

The court found no protection for the company's actions, even under the state's employment law s.

You do have protection for refusing to perform an illegal act. Sabine Pilot attorneys are prepared to offer their assistance to stand up for your rights.

Wrongful Termination El Paso Lawyers

When you experience wrongful termination, you may feel as though you have only a few options. You stood up for what is right, and you want to know you will not face punishment for your actions.

The problem is that many are unaware of the Sabine Pilot doctrine and how El Paso employment lawyers can help, so they accept their fate and try to carry on. At Carabin Shaw, we understand the dilemma you face. You are out of work, wondering what your next step will be. That is why our attorney s are ready to offer you protection for refusing to perform an illegal act. Sabine Pilot attorneys in El Paso have helped many workers wrongfully terminated get back on their feet.

Ourattorney s have the knowledge and experience to make sure you have a voice against an employer who has fired you for doing what is right. We will not be intimidated by companies and will make sure they are held accountable for their actions.

Proving Wrongful Termination

Many who seek our help after a wrongful termination wonder what their case may be worth. There is not always a cut-and-dry answer to that question. Many factors must be considered.

The key to successfully winning a wrongful termination case lies in the ability to prove that a worker's refusal to perform an illegal act was the sole reason for the termination. It requires a level of expertise and experience that only the best legal assistance can provide. The attorney s at Carabin Shaw have that experience.

We may be able to help you recover lost wages and compensation for mental anguish. It may even be possible, when appropriate, to help you get reinstated to your job.

Fired Unfairly? Carabin Shaw Can Help

If you need protection for refusing to perform an illegal act, Sabine Pilot attorneys at Carabin Shaw will meet with you for a no-obligation initial consultation at no cost to you. We will listen to the details of your case and answer any questions you may have about how to best proceed.

When you decide to let us work on your behalf, we will work tirelessly to ensure the protection of your rights as a worker. Each of our attorney s also works on a contingency fee basis which means you will never be charged any legal fees until we win your case.

TheEl Paso employment lawyers of Carabin Shaw are ready to offer you the legal expertise you deserve after a wrongful termination. El Paso companies know we will fight hard for our clients when unfairly treated.

When you need the help of an attorney, call the law office of Carabin Shaw today. In El Paso, contact us toll-free by dialing 800-862-1260.

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