Unless you believe that the retaliation is due to something that is legally protected (complaining about race discrimination, exercising your FMLA rights, joining a union, etc.), you are out of luck. Here is a list of the retaliation laws that are applicable to Texas employees:
If none of those laws apply to you, then you are left with the limited rights of an at-will employee. For a discussion of those rights, see this article:
Texas is an employment at will state. Typically, unless an employee has an employment contract, or is employed under a collective bargaining agreement through a union, the employer can modify or terminate the employment at any time with or without cause. If an employer, at any time, decides they no longer want to employ someone, for any non-discriminatory reason, that employee can legally be terminated. However, an employer generally cannot modify or terminate the employment for prohibited discriminatory reasons (such as racial discrimination), or in retaliation for certain protected actions (such as whistle-blowing). The situation you describe does not appear to constitute prohibited discrimination or retaliation.
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