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When you work hard for your employer on a daily basis, most expect to be treated fairly – at least in terms of pay, seniority and promotions. State and Federal laws are on the books to prevent unfair treatment and discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, age, gender and other protected classifications.
Similarly, the laws are concerned with the protection of workers who have been injured on the job. While Texas follows the “employment-at-will” doctrine, both State and Federal laws continue to protect injured employees from being fired (or otherwise discriminated against) for applying for or receiving benefits they are entitled to under the law.

A retaliatory discharge claim can be made where an employee works for a subscriber under the Texas Workers’ compensation Act and was fired or discriminated against for either: reporting a workplace injury; filing a workers’ compensation claim in good faith; hiring an attorney to represent her in such a workers’ compensation claim; instituting or causing to be instituted such a proceeding in good faith; or testifying or preparing to testify in such a proceeding.
The attorneys at The Taft Law Firm have considerable experience pursuing and recovering the past and future lost wages, mental anguish and exemplary damages, and reinstatement remedies that result from the successful litigation of discrimination, retaliatory discharge, and other wrongful termination claims.