Texas High Court Weighs At-Will Employees' Right To Sue

Law360, Dallas (February 26, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments that state law allows at-will employees to bring fraud claims against employers when they lose their jobs, as it addressed a pair of questions raised by the Fifth Circuit in a $23 million suit brought by former DuPont Co. workers.

The group of 63 workers, who claim DuPont fraudulently induced them to change jobs and move to a subsidiary that was then sold to Koch Industries Inc., argued the court shouldn’t give employers total protection from liability if...
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