Seminole, TX asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas

Q: my friend worked for this company twenty years and last november he was told that they wouldn't be needing him any more.

he usually got 1500.00 in bonus but was told that he wouldn't be getting anything this year. he was let go without no compensation for all his time that he worked there.

1 Lawyer Answer
William C. Head
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A: In most states, the laws are set up as "right to work" laws. That means that people have no CONTRACT or RIGHT to remain employed.

This happens all the time, because Legislators favor businesses, not individuals, when it comes to job creation.

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