A Dallas Law Firm Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees
Attorneys with broad experience in Texas employment
Employees aren’t always aware of the legal protections they have in the workplace. If you have been harassed, abused or suffered discrimination, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer. Our attorneys are prepared to tell you more about your rights in the workplace.
Matt Lewis Law, P.C. focuses on employment law in the Dallas area. We fight for your right to work without discrimination, harassment or mistreatment.
You have a right to fair treatment at your job
Under Texas law, employers commit an unlawful employment practice if they fire, refuse to hire or in any other way discriminate against someone based on:
Employers violate the law if they use any of those characteristics to limit, segregate or classify an employee or applicant in a manner that would deprive that person of any employment opportunity.
An employer cannot retaliate against you for lawful behavior
Employers cannot retaliate against employees for filing a claim for workers compensation. Texas law guarantees you the right to file a claim for your injuries without fear of reprisal.
Similarly, people who exercise other protected rights in the workplace cannot be mistreated by their employer in response. Protected rights include:
You also can refuse to perform a task that puts you, your coworkers or the general public in danger. Employees who alert authorities or comply with the requests of investigators are also protected under whistleblower laws.
Protecting you from harassment and abuse
Sexual harassment can take a number of forms, including unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, or physical touching that is sexual in nature from a coworker or supervisor. As well, suggestive comments and off-color jokes can impede your ability to work, creating what is known as a hostile work environment. A manager or business that is aware or should be aware of such behavior and fails to take action may be liable to you for damages.
Contact our office for a free consultation on employment law in Texas
If you have been harassed, abused or suffered discrimination by a coworker or supervisor, you have legal options. Matt Lewis Law, P.C. provides employment law services to clients in the greater Dallas area. Contact our firm at 972-961-4467 or online to schedule a free initial consultation.