Austin, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: Is a company allowed to separate from you without giving a valid reason?

I was at the corporate location in Desoto Tx working/training and was informed of the separation last minute and not given a valid reason. Now I am unexpectedly unemployed and no one from the company is taking my calls emails or texts to answer my general questions about compensation insurance and why I was let go. I left an 8 1/2 year full time position to take on the new role with this company. I went through all of the proper hiring procedures and had been working/training since March 25th driving from Austin every week and returning on Friday afternoon for the last 4 weeks. This Last Friday evening the HR Mgr called and had a phone conversation with me that was pretty much one sided, her informing me that they were going to let me go and not answering my one and only question of why. My phone was immediately turned of as well as my email and all communication with any managers stopped immediately.

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A: Texas is an at-will employment state, meaning you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. Thus, employers do not need to provide a reason for an employee's termination.

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