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Legal claims may help rectify wrongful termination in Texas

Texas residents likely know that being unjustly fired from a job can have substantial impacts. Unfortunately, one man in another state is currently dealing with the loss of his job, which he believes occurred unnecessarily. As a result, he is pursuing a case against the wrongful termination in hopes of regaining his position with the town's highway department.

Reports stated that the situation initially began after the man was injured at work. He fell down stairs while carrying materials and seriously injured his ankle. It took 10 months after the incident before the man was able to have surgery on his ankle to correct the issue. During those months, he received medical treatment and tests for his injury. While still undergoing physical therapy, the man was terminated from his position.

Because he believed the dismissal was unjust, the man pursued a case, and after arbitration, it was determined that the man should be rehired. However, it had been nearly a month at the time of the report since that motion had been issued, and the man had not yet been rehired. The town stated that they were working toward an appeal, and the man was continuing to work toward regaining his position. 

If an individual has been unfairly fired from his or her job, taking legal action may be the most reasonable route for addressing the predicament. There may be various options available to Texas residents who have faced wrongful termination, and they may want to gain reliable information on these options. Speaking with experienced attorneys could help ensure that interested parties gain the needed information as well as personalized insight into their cases.

Source:, "Former Highway Department worker fighting 'wrongful' termination", Brittany Ballantyne, Jan. 4, 2017

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