Most large employers have employee handbooks, those set of policies that explain things like vacation and sick leave, discipline, etc. Employers will often describe how they are “binding” and must be followed. But, legally, they are not binding, at all. They look thorough and professional and provide some comfort to employees in an uncertain world.

Employee handbooks are not binding on a Texas employer.  The typical employee handbook says the employer will not fire someone until that person has been verbally warned, and then warned in writing a few times.  Or, the handbook may say that an employee will not be demoted or fired without a good reason.  Once upon