There are many appropriate reasons that an employee may be let go, but retaliation for reporting improper conduct is not one of them. In some instances, when higher ranking employees feel threatened, they may decide to fire a worker in order to protect themselves and get rid of an employee who is causing them problems. Some Texas workers may accept a wrongful termination and not fight back, while others seek justice and the restoration of their reputation.
A former police chief in another state filed a claim against a city after he was fired for-- what he believed to be-- no good reason. The man apparently joined the police department in 1997 and continued up through the ranks until he became chief in 2005. The community is said had a negative opinion of the department, so he tried his best to try to address those issues. To do so, he started to work with a new interim city manager in 2012.