Involuntary Terminations: Texas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Shafeeqa W. Giarratani and Kimberly King, Norton Rose Fulbright
- Under the Texas employment-at-will doctrine, either the employee or employer can terminate the employment relationship without cause. See Termination for Cause.
- Under Texas law, franchisors may not be held liable for the actions of franchisees or other related companies. See Protection for Franchisors in Texas.
- Texas has several statutes that prohibit retaliation against employees for certain protected activities. See Anti-Retaliation Legislation.
- Texas law permits employers to discipline or terminate employees if they discover that they employee had previously falsified military records. See Termination for Falsifying Military Records.
- Texas does not have a mini-WARN Act or other notice requirement for group layoffs. See Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings.