Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed a case against Solar Turbines Incorporated d/b/a Turbofab (“Turbofab”) to address actions of harassment and wrongful termination taken by the Defendant. Turbofab improperly punished and fired Plaintiff following our client’s report of an on the job injury.
Our client, a dutiful employee of Turbofab, experienced a workplace injury on August 12th, 2014. At the time of the injury, Plaintiff was attempting to secure a metal plate on a platform. This action involved our client to stand on top of the plate and manually force it in with his feet. The injury occurred when the plate’s guide supports gave way, leading to a fall of the plate with Plaintiff on top.
The Plaintiff’s injury was reported to supervisors and our client was able to finish out the remaining day. Instead of standing in support of their injured employee, Turbofab terminated employment of our client the following day (August 13th). This action left our client with the burden of treatment costs and recovery without a stable means of financial support.
It is illegal in the state of Texas for employers to fire employees because of claims of an on the job injury. Employees like our client work hard to support themselves and do not deserve to be cast off when they hurt themselves in the course of their duty.
If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or wrongful termination stemming from an on the job accident do not to hesitate to contact Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers. Our team of trial lawyers has successfully handled numerous cases in which employees have experienced unfair and undue treatment as a result of on the job injuries and accidents. Actions of harassment and wrongful terminations may entitle victims to actual, punitive, and exemplary damages, along with other penalties under Texas Workers’ Compensation law and the Texas Labor Code.