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Q: Hello, what do I need to provide for being wrongfully terminated, or how do I start this process?

I was employed for TEGNA for over 10 years. I was terminated on 5/19/22 due to being out of policy on releasing someones background check. I was not given a warning, or Final Warning, or a PIP. There is no official policy that I actually signed either. I'm not sure if I have a case but I have... Read more »

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Q: A local employer rescinded my signed offer letter AFTER I resigned from my previous job. Do I have any legal recourse?

The offer letter contains mine and the employer's signature, the agreed upon salary, and my start date. The director called me and said the person I was replacing changed her mind and wanted her job back. They gave it to her since she was a good and long standing employee. If my current... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on May 17, 2022

While a review of the document you signed would be necessary to answer this question, job offer letters are usually not considered enforceable contracts. As a result, an employer can rescind a job offer for any reason, even if the employee has already signed an offer letter.

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: I want to know how to clear my mame or sue this company. In 2015 I had a confirm allegations that I abused an elderly.

When I stated to administrator I was going to get an attorney because that false allegations would be in a world wide data base he said it was just in house. I just found out im in the data base. My issue is they know it was false but confirmed it because I called a lady a liar who's brother... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: I want to know how to clear my mame or sue this company. In 2015 I had a confirm allegations that I abused an elderly.

When I stated to administrator I was going to get an attorney because that false allegations would be in a world wide data base he said it was just in house. I just found out im in the data base. My issue is they know it was false but confirmed it because I called a lady a liar who's brother... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Education Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Can I be let go from a teaching job for lack of electrical knowledge? Complicated situation

The school I’m at had a blown transformer that evacuated the building for a day. About 4-5 days later on the playground a student put her hand in a floodlight hole that I was not aware had wires in it. She came to me saying her hand was burning and was sent to the school nurse then sent home. She... Read more »

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Q: I was wrongfully terminated becuz of investigation was done properly

They didn't investigate the allegations I told them about in the past they were serious and wasn't investigated at all

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: How do I find lawyers that filed/won disability discrimination lawsuits against higher education universities in Texas?

I have an ADA protected disability and was dismissed from my PhD program after repeated complaints from my supervisor who refused to provide requested reasonable accommodations (shifting of work hours). My work performance/progress was never assessed and I was denied in-person meeting with the Dean... Read more »

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Q: I cannot find a job with my 30 yr old convictions. Is this type of job discrimination legal?

I have an excellent prison work history as a law clerk in all of the facilities I was detained in, and was always well trusted by prison staff.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I work for this guy that pays the roof over my head instead of cash. I have no days off without him calling he threathe

Me whenever he’s under stress. I clean 8houses and do other stuff when told to do so

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: If I expose my boss/dad for cheating with a coworker and divorcing my mom, will it effect her outcome if he's fired?

My dad is my boss at work. He left my mother for one of our coworkers. She's half his age and has only been there six months. She's made sexual advances at me that I blow off. Well he fell for it. The day after he left my mother I arrived at work and he started bossing me on things to do... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 10, 2022

I would find a new job and leave the drama behind. Your dad sounds like a jerk.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Can an employer make employees come to work in a good mood when an employee has mental health issues?

Do I need to discuss my mental health issues with my employer?

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Dec 1, 2021

I have no idea how an employer would enforce a requirement to "come to work in a good mood," but they could certainly insist on certain behaviors which might suggest that a person is in a good mood, such as being polite to customers or co-workers, greeting customers at the door, smiling... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: is it legal for my employer to ask if i've been vaccinated? We have to take a "mandatory" survey

i don't think i should be forced to voluntarily provide medical information

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Nov 10, 2021

Yes, nothing prohibits your employer from asking whether you are vaccinated.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Can an employer fire a employee for not getting enough Google reviews from customers?

Example, an employee is required to get 10 customer reviews a month. The employee asks 84 customers for reviews but only 6 respond. Is that grounds for termination when the completion of the goal requires a third party participant to follow through?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Oct 20, 2021

Yes. If you are an at-will employee, your employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason, even if it is unfair. Unless you have an employment contract stating otherwise, your employer can terminate you for failing to get the requisite number of customer reviews - even though the goal is... Read more »

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Q: In January I filed an EEOC complaint against my employer. In September, I was terminated. Do I have a legal recourse?

I had no progressive discipline and the only reason I was given was a loss of confidence.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Oct 19, 2021

More information is needed here. However, filing an EEOC charge against your employer is called a "protected activity," meaning you cannot be retaliated against based on your choice to file the charge. If, after you filed your charge, you noticed your employer started treating you... Read more »

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Q: How to enforce or compel the texas subpoena that was served according to § 24-13-112 . Should I file compel in TX or GA?

How to enforce or compel the texas subpoena that was served according to § 24-13-112 . Should I file compel in TX or GA?

Should I motion to compel in GA along woth motion to transfer to texas court? Bcoz case is pending in Texas court.

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Aug 31, 2021

If the case is pending in Texas, then presumably there's no case in Georgia in which to file a motion to compel.

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Q: Can I as a private club employee be fined or face punishment for knowingly selling alcohol or liquor to a non-member(s)?

I've been routinely facing backlash and scrutiny for trying to enforce the temporary membership rules. I feel like I'll lose my job if I make people pay for them.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 29, 2021

Your boss should back you up on requiring the membership because if you are caught selling to non-members then the entire club's permit could be suspended for 60 days for operating as an "open saloon."

Also, helping someone violate the private club rules is a crime under...
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Q: Do I have a lawsuit?

I was terminated from my job. I was told I was fired due to absences that pertained to my mental health. I was told they didnt want someone working for them that had mental health problems. I was also never offered COBRA insurance and my insurance was canceled 12 days after termination. I was... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jun 8, 2021

You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If your employer has at least 50 employees in a 75 mile radius, and you have worked there for at least 12 months, for a total of at least 1250 hours, you may also have a claim under the Family Medical Leave Act. You should reach out... Read more »

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