Start Reasoning for consolidating theft offenses

Reasoning for consolidating theft offenses

Other offenses, even if unrelated to job performance, can be seen as a sign of unreliability on the part of the employee and can result in dismissal.

What follows is a discussion of theft as defined in modern consolidated theft statutes, making note of the traditional distinctions among the various theft categories when appropriate.

Under the Texas Theft Liability Act in Title 6, Chapter 134 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a person who commits theft is liable for the damages resulting from the theft.

The term theft can apply to a wide range of crimes in Texas, with many offenses carrying very serious criminal penalties.

In most states, an employee can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, as long as they are not fired for a prohibited reason.

Indeed, most dismissals are a by-product of economic conditions or organizational failure beyond the individual employee's control (i.e., layoffs).

(2) If it is an element of the crime charged that property was taken by extortion, an accusation of theft must so specify.

In all other cases an accusation of theft is sufficient if it alleges that the defendant committed theft of property of the nature or value required for the commission of the crime charged without designating the particular way or manner in which the theft was committed.

Theft is a Texas offense described in Texas Penal Code Section 31.03(a): Appropriation is described in the theft statute as the bringing about a transfer or purported transfer of title to or other nonpossessory interest in property, whether to the actor or another; or the acquisition or other exercise of control over property other than real property.