David Barron was quoted in the Defender Network discussing the rights employees have if they refuse to return to work as businesses begin to reopen. David was asked if an employee can be legally terminated for refusing to return to work. “It depends on the reason, and there are two main concerns,” he said. “One is being terminated and the other concern would be losing unemployment.” Barron said the Texas Workforce Commission has issued guidelines which allow an employee to refuse an offer of reinstatement under certain circumstances.
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