Employment Lawyer In Fort Worth, Texas
Texas is known as an “employment at will” state. That means there are limited situations where an employee has rights upon termination. These situations involve “whistle blower” acts, and/or reporting an illegal act to the authorities. If an employee is terminated for turning in his or her employer for an illegal act, he or she has rights upon termination. Likewise, an employer cannot terminate an employee for refusing to do something the employer has asked the employee to do that is illegal.
Employees also have rights if a termination is based on age, disability, color, religion, or nationality. Most of the time employers will have sought legal counsel well in advance of terminating an employee. The employee’s personnel file is usually well documented with incidences that the employee may not even know about. It is critical that the employee answer any reprimands in writing so that there is a written response in the employee file.
Many times an employee is terminated for no apparent reason. The Law Offices of Randall D. Moore, PLLC has seen multiple cases of employees being terminated when the employee was a highly rated and ranked employee. The common factor seen many times is the employee requiring significant healthcare for a chronic health condition which obviously affects the insurance company’s health insurance premiums paid by the employer. Unfortunately, at this time, in the state of Texas, there is little that can be done in this scenario. It is, however, critical that an employee understand his or her rights when becoming critically or chronically ill. If you have been retaliated against or discriminated against at work, or wrongfully terminated from your job, please contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Randall D. Moore, PLLC today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Hospital Staff Suspended Privileges
The Law Offices of Randall D. Moore, PLLC represents physicians and other allied healthcare professionals in actions against hospitals and other healthcare organizations. If you are a healthcare professional and your privileges have been suspended or terminated or you have otherwise been disciplined, you need to consult an experienced attorney in this regard immediately. Most hospitals have a due process procedure which often excludes attorney representation. It is therefore critical that any response that you make to any inquiry be prepared properly. It is also necessary to obtain counsel as to what to respond to, when to respond, and how to respond to any verbal or written complaint potentially challenging your rights to practice at any healthcare organization.