Texas provides very few worker protections, but it does allow you refuse to commit a criminal act your employer asks you to take. Unfortunately, Texas courts have gutted this law to the point it is almost useless. For example, if you refused to commit a criminal act, and were late to work, your employer can claim you being late as the reason for your termination. Short of proof of pretext, you will likely have difficulty even bringing this issue to a jury; courts will throw it out before it gets that far.
Otherwise, employers in Texas can fire you for any reason (except discrimination, etc.), or no reason at all.
If you were asked to commit a criminal act, refused, and were terminated, demoted or pushed out of your job or forced to quit, contact us. You still may have a case, even under Texas law.
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