Employees are often faced with making difficult decisions that could directly impact their fellow co-workers or their companies. Sometimes Texas workers are forced to make tough decisions concerning their participation in investigations that could adversely affect their companies. If it is something that they are required to do by law, then they are legally obligated to participate. Those who participate in such activities should not expect to be the victims of retaliation, but that is not always the case.
A man who works for a Texas school district as a school business volunteer supervisor and press officer accused the school district and the school's superintendent of retaliating against him. During a meeting of the school board, the superintendent allegedly proposed eliminating three positions. One of the positions was being held by the plaintiff and the other two positions were not occupied.