Help with being layed off. Maybe. Staffing agency, about 15 in 2 offices. Killeen texas. Want to understand what can i

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Customer: help with being layed off
JA: Was this retaliation? Or based on age, race, religion, gender, or disability?
Customer: maybe
JA: What kind of workplace is this (private sector, public sector, etc.)? How many employees?
Customer: staffing agency, about 15 in 2 offices
JA: Where are you located? Workplace termination laws vary by state.
Customer: Killeen texas
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Customer: want to understand what can i do or if anything?
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Hi! 1st let me say I understand legal issues are emotional and stressful as well. Despite that, I'm here to help. One moment please as I review this.
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I am so sorry you were laid off.  Are you asking if an employer can lay off an employee?
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No my issue is that they said they layed me off at the 2nd office do to budget cuts. they didnt need a front officeperson at that office. However they have 2 FOC at the 1st office. One was hired before me and one after me. Id they was doing cuts then u would think they would have layed one off at the other office. laying me off leaves them with no FOC at the office. But i go back 2 days later and they have one of the girls from the office at the office i just got layed off. So know im thinking its a arace thing not wanting a Black girl run there front office.
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Oh I am so sorry if you were discriminated against.  It is illegal to discriminate against an employee simply because of their race. The employee can file a complaint with the EEOC and after investigation they may review a right to sue letter.

Since many employment law attorneys work on a contingency fee basis you may wish to retain one to assist with preparing your claim.  I am truly sorry that this happens in this day and age.  Please let me know if you need further clarification.  Thank you.

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ok thank you
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Thank you and the very best to you.

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