Bringing a legal action against an employer can be intimidating even when you’re confident that the law is on your side. In these situations, representation from an experienced employment attorney can help you assert your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve. The South Texas attorneys of Sanford Law Firm are strong advocates in the courtroom, at the negotiation table and during administrative proceedings. From our office in San Antonio, we pursue relief for victims of discrimination, wrongful termination and other types of employer misconduct.
Our accomplished labor and employment attorneys represent victims of workplace discrimination throughout the San Antonio area, including Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson counties. It’s important to remember that not every type of discrimination is prohibited by law. For example, sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under either federal or Texas statutes. We can help where workers have been mistreated due to their:
Some cases of unlawful employment discrimination can be remedied through effective communication, but if that is not possible, we will file a claim with the Civil Rights Division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). That state body works in conjunction with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Where litigation is required to obtain proper compensation, we will initiate a lawsuit.
An unjust firing places significant emotional and financial stress on the victim and their family. You might have been told that because Texas is an “at will” state, Texas employers have the right to fire anyone for any reason or no reason. While businesses have wide latitude in this regard, a fired worker can bring a wrongful termination action if the dismissal violates the law or a contractual provision. If you suspect that your release was motivated by discrimination or retaliation, our lawyers will evaluate the facts and advise if you can obtain replacement pay or other remedies.
Sanford Law Firm handles a full range of Texas employment matters, including wage, wrongful termination and discrimination claims. Please call 833-295-1994 or contact us online to make an appointment. We are always willing to work within your schedule. Our office is in San Antonio on Stone Oak Parkway.