Wrongful Termination – Personal Injury
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Amistad Manufacturing Homes L.L.C. on behalf of an employee who was terminated following seeking workers’ compensation benefits for an on-the-job injury. The suit was filed under Texas Labor Code § 451.001 for wrongful termination and discrimination. The case will be heard by a jury in Val Verde District Court, located in Del Rio, Texas.
On October 20, 2016, Doyle LLP’s client suffered a work injury when a mobile home fell on top of him, injuring his arm and back. Doyle LLP’s client filed a workers’ compensation claim to ensure that he received medical treatment and income replacement benefits for any time missed from work. Following the claim, Amistad Manufacturing Homes L.L.C. began taking discriminatory actions against Doyle LLP’s client. This discriminatory conduct ultimately resulted in the client’s wrongful firing on or about December 7, 2016.
The Texas Labor Code provides a workers’ compensation claimant a cause of action against an employer who discriminates against or wrongfully terminates them. Under this statute, Doyle LLP’s client is seeking damages to compensate his lost wages and mental anguish, among other damages. In addition, the suit seeks an award of punitive or exemplary damages for Defendant’s wrongful conduct.
Doyle LLP’s attorneys have years of experience and knowledge regarding the representation of injured workers who suffer from discrimination or have been wrongfully terminated by their employer. If you or someone you know has been harmed by an employer who engages in discriminatory conduct or wrongful termination following a work injury, please contact our office for an evaluation of your potential claim.