Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
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Unfortunately, since Texas has some of the strongest pro-employer laws your next step should be to hire a local employment law attorney to help you negotiate the issue.
Texas allows an employer to terminate an employee for any reason other than one such as discrimination due to race, age, gender or the like. Reporting an unprofessional relationship is not a protected area of the law. Therefore, your lawyer has to find a reason that is protected, such as linking this to gender discrimination. There is also a law against an employer terminating an employee due to matters "against public policy". Usually this means something like an unlawful act of the employer (ex. reporting fraud in a government contract). It may be that the lawyer can take a look at your specific facts and tie them in with an "against public policy" exception but that would be unusual.
Any type of discrimination claim must be first addressed by filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC. That is mandatory or else any subsequent lawsuit will be dismissed.
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No, none of those facts change anything about the answers I gave above.