Hiring an Attorney for a Discrimination Claim in Texas is Important
Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 - Texas employers or employees concerned about a potential discrimination claim should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable discrimination lawyer practicing in Texas.
The state of Texas is an “employment at will” state, which means an employee can resign at any time for any reason. An employer can also choose to terminate an employee at any time for any lawful reason. There are, however, numerous laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one’s age, race, religion, gender, national origin or disability. Some of these laws are quite complex. Some have tight “deadlines” and some require that a claim must first be made with an administrative agency instead of a court. It is in the best interest of both employers and employees to consult with a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable about Texas and federal discrimination laws if an employment termination has occurred or is being considered.
“Because of the complexity of employment laws, if an employer who is considering terminating an employee and is concerned about a potential discrimination claim, the employer would be well advised to have an employment attorney review any matters that may raise concern, as well as make educated recommendations to minimize potential litigation,” said Austin employment lawyer Gregory D. Jordan. “If a problem in the workplace is suspected, an employer may further wish to consult with a firm that knows how to conduct internal workplace investigations. Finding an employment attorney who knows and can explain the law is paramount.”
On the other hand, employees who believe that they have been discriminated against should also find a knowledgeable, experienced and successful discrimination attorney who can explain the laws, advise as to whether your employer has engaged in illegal conduct, inform the employee of his or her rights and options, intercede with the employer when appropriate, represent the employer before the Texas Workforce Commission or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and aggressively prosecute a lawsuit if the case cannot be reasonably settled.
If an employer who is considering terminating an employee and the employee who has been terminated believes discrimination may be alleged or may have occurred, they should locate qualified legal counsel in their area to learn their rights. A great deal may ride on the decision.
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