job Descrimination

UPDATED: Jun 3, 2009

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job Descrimination

I have recently been cut back on hours because my “goals” were not being met…but in the same token neither has any of the rest of the store and only one other employee has been cut but that might have been voluntary.

Asked on June 3, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

Texas is an at-will employment state.  So unless you have a contract or are part of a bargaining unit, you can be fired with or without cause.  In terms of your claim that there was job discrimination, I don't see an issue.  If your hours are being cut because you aren't meeting your goals, well then maybe that is a type of warning to you.

You may then need to contact your Texas Workforce Commission.  Here is the link:

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