Continental Coffee Products Co. v. Cazarez

In Continental Coffee Products Co. v. Cazarez, 937 S.W.2d 444, 452 (Tex. 1996), the Court held that a jury could infer retaliatory discharge from evidence that the employer's stated reason for terminating the employee was false. But the Court also observed that the same inference of retaliatory motive could not be drawn from evidence that the employer had asked job applicants whether they had ever received compensation, or evidence that the employer doubted that the employee's injury at issue was job-related, since the employer was legally entitled to do both. Id.