Employee loses job over morals
Michael Vackar has been selling steel for 30 years, but said no when he was asked by his boss at Superior Supply in Houston to implement a new sales strategy according to his attorney, John Ghezzi.
“He encouraged Mr. Vackar and other co-workers to take existing and potential customers to strip clubs and pay the ladies there at the club for sexual favors,” Ghezzi told KTRH.
Vackar said no on multiple occasions and was fired. Now he's suing. While he cannot back up his accusations with anything on paper, Ghezzi says he has a good case.
“He does have supporting witnesses. He has at least one or two co-workers that overheard the statements made by his supervisor,” Ghezzi explained.
KTRH legal analyst Christ Tritico says Vackar and Ghezzi have an uphill battle.
“Texas is an at will employee state. You can quit whenever you want. Conversely, I can fire you for any reason, no reason or a wrong reason,” Tritico explained.
Tritico thinks Superior Supply will prevail if this goes the distance to trial.
“I don’t think that Texas law prohibits the employer from firing the employee for any reason they want,” Tritico said.
Ghezzi told KTRH Vackar doesn't want his job back, just his good name.
Hear the podcast with Matt Patrick and Houston's Morning News as he talks with Tritico and Ghezzi: