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Whole Foods wrongful termination case may interest Texas workers

Whistleblowing is a term that many Texas employees may have heard at one point or another. In many cases, this term means that individuals have spoken out about actions committed or practices carried out by employers or companies that have negative repercussions. If employees are fired from their jobs for speaking out against unjust actions, they may have cause to file wrongful termination claims.

It was recently reported that nine former Whole Foods managers in another area are taking such action after being dismissed from their jobs. Apparently, the managers believed that the company was committing wage theft by not paying workers bonuses that they had earned. The individuals reportedly spoke out against the company-wide practice and were later placed under an internal investigation. 

Representatives for Whole Foods claim that its investigation revealed that the managers themselves were stealing bonuses, and they were subsequently fired. However, the former employees assert that the investigation was not properly carried out and that they were the victims of retaliation. As a result, they filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, citing wrongful termination and defamation. 

Cases in which individuals believe that they were fired from their jobs for an unjust reason can be complex. Therefore, if Texas residents have been the victims of such ordeals, they may wish to speak with experienced employment law attorneys. These legal professionals could help interested individuals assess their particular circumstances and determine what legal routes may be best for them. Additional information on wrongful termination and possible legal action may prove beneficial to concerned parties.

Source: ABC News, "Lawsuit: Whole Foods Managers Were Fired for Whistleblowing", Ben Nuckols, Dec. 23, 2016

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