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Wrongful Termination Sabine Pilot Claims Are a Hot Topic in Employment Law

A wrongful termination Sabine Pilot claim can be made when an employee is fired for refusing to commit an illegal act. Such claims have been in the spotlight because of a case recently argued by Austin employment attorney Gregory D. Jordan in front of the Texas Supreme Court, Safeshred, Inc. v. Louis Martinez, III.

As a result of the Martinez case, the Texas Supreme Court should soon decide whether an employer can be held liable for punitive damages if it fires an employee for refusing to engage in illegal conduct. In order to deter reprehensible conduct that promotes illegal activity, such damages should be allowed.

There are at least two basic concepts that every employee or employer in Texas should know about Sabine Pilot claims. First, if an employee is fired for refusing to do something illegal, that employee may have a cause of action against his employer. Second, even if the employee is a lower paid employee, he may be able to recover very significant damages if the Texas Supreme Court decides that punitive damages can be recovered in this type of case.

To learn more about employee and employer rights, contact Austin employment lawyer and Austin business attorney Gregory D. Jordan who handles Sabine Pilot matters for both employees and employers at (512) 419-0684.

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