Thank you for your reply.
Under Texas law, employment is considered at will
. At will employment means the employer is free to choose who to hire and fire for no reason at all or any reason at all as long as it is not based solely on the age/race/sex/disability/national origin of the employee. The employer is not bound to hire the most qualified person and can exclude people just because they dislike them or do not like the way they look or the way they are dressed etc, but they cannot disqualify employees for unlawfully discriminatory reasons (age/race/sex/disability/national origin).
Unless you get some evidence they excluded her based on one of those illegal reasons though, I am afraid that under Texas law she would have no real recourse against the employer.
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