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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Texas

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Texas are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Texas laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • fail to permit employees time off to vote
  • fire employees because of jury service
  • fire an employee for filing for workers' compensation benefits
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • violate protections for veterans or reservists
  • fire an employee on the basis of genetic information or for refusing to take a genetic test
  • fire an employee for having wages withheld for child support

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