Houston Layoff Claims & Employment Litigation Attorneys
If you've been suddenly laid off, you’re probably thinking about where you’ll get your next job and how you’ll be paying your bills in the immediate future, and not necessarily whether your employer violated any laws or employment agreements you may have had.
Do you believe you were given little or no notice before being laid off?
If your employment suddenly ended or you were part of a mass layoff, you may have a legal claim against your employer under the WARN Act. Employees that have been laid off suddenly with no warning and through no fault of their own could have claims under The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act – WARN Act. This Act provides up to 60 days of pay and benefits to those who are unlawfully laid off without advance written notice when they are employed by large employers. This includes those in the bustling Oil And Gas industry that Texas is known for, however these articles from KQED, the LA Times and NPR may give a different perspective.
In addition to the WARN Act, employees that are part of mass layoffs could be entitled to compensation known as severance pay or other compensation if they have an employment contract or some type of severance package agreement that has been breached. A number of employment contracts and worker agreements have clauses and stipulations regarding layoffs, terminations, and severance packages. If you have been laid off it is extremely important to get legal advice as soon as possible from an experienced employment law attorney so that you can know your legal rights.
The employment litigation attorneys at Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP are dedicated to helping protect the rights and interests of workers that have legal claims against their former employers. SHM aggressively prosecutes employment law claims for our clients in state and federal courts. If you believe you have a case against your former employer that arises out of a layoff, a breached employment agreement, a WARN Act violation or other employment related claim; we would like to hear your story. To learn more about your legal options, call us at 713-255-9148 or 1-800-741-0718 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Lawyers in Houston for Laid Off Oil & Gas Workers