Odessa, TX asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Texas

Q: wife chose to resign after a breakdown and harassment over her being accused of being on drugs for 2nd time by inmates

my wife resigned her position and refused a drug test. she had recently suffered a nervous breakdown and when she returned to work she asked to be demoted from shift leader position at a juvenile detention facility, after her refusal of a drug test her boss shared that information with other employee's. I believe that is a HIPPA violation. she has already filed with EEOC based on discrimination and is awaiting that outcome, we have the text message from the person he told what should have been protected information. I had her tested myself at same place they were going to take her and she passed . she was fed up and ready to move to a different shift that they said she could go to but never let her go....

instead they called her in and berated her until she exploded and had resigned her job, do we have a legal leg to stand on? i would like to someone because there is more to the situation.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles employment issues--they give free consults. Remember, only certain things are forbidden. Employers being jerks is allowed.

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