Lawsuits related to layoffs and job reductions in the oil patch have dramatically increased during the past 10 months. Employment complaints filed in the Southern and Western districts of Texas hit all-time highs in 2015. If filings during the first six weeks of this year are an indication, 2016 could shatter all records in Texas for lawsuits filed due to job reductions . . .You must be a subscriber to The Texas Lawbook to access this content. Lost your password? Password Remember me Username Not a subscriber? Sign up for The Texas Lawbook.