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Jan 12, 2017
Woman says former employer discriminated against her

Houston resident Christine Reid filed a lawsuit against American Eagle Protective Services Corp. on December 14, 2016. Reid is claiming her employer engaged in retaliation and wrongful termination by neglecting to provide reasonable accommodation for her. She adds the company discriminated against her, subjected her to retaliation, and fired her because of her national origin and medical condition she […] Read More

Jan 8, 2017
Security guard fired after attending son's birth in New Hampshire

Lamar Austin, whose baby was born in Concord, New Hampshire this year, was terminated from his post after attending his son’s birth. At the time, Austin was employed as a part-time security guard with Salerno Protective Services. According to Austin, he was not able to attend one shift in December because he had to accompany his […] Read More

Dec 15, 2016
Union opposes new HR rules proposed by the city of Austin, TX

Washington, D.C.-based trade union American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees is wary of the language in proposed changes to a city’s policy regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and employee conduct. The rules that the trade union is in contention of are the ones that would affect an employee while the said employee is off […] Read More

Dec 9, 2016
Attleboro uranium plant ex-workers cite radiation for illnesses

A 100-acre plant for Texas Instruments on Forest Street in Attleboro may be the cause of death and illness for a number of ex-workers at the plant. The Bristol County, Massachusetts plant processed toxic chemicals, such as uranium, for nuclear reactors at the site. Over two dozen former Texas Instruments employees – and the estates of former employees who […] Read More

Dec 3, 2016
New overtime rule blocked by Texas federal judge

A new law signed by President Barack Obama would have raised the threshold for those eligible to receive overtime pay to $47,476 ($913 per week) from $23,660 ($455 per week). The rule should have gone into effect this December but was sidelined by United States District Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman in Grayson County, Texas. Texas Attorney General […] Read More

Nov 20, 2016
Diallo's owner sued after demanding employee prove HIV status

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against the nightclub Diallo’s of Houston after the owner allegedly demanded an employee show medical records proving she was HIV-negative. According to the EEOC, such a demand is a direct violation of the American Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits employers from making medical inquiries […] Read More

Nov 17, 2016
Statistics of sexual harassment in the workplace

In a new poll conducted by Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan digital media and survey research company Morning Consult, it was found out that 45% of female respondents were touched in an unwarranted sexual nature by colleagues in the workplace and have experienced unsolicited, unwanted, and unnecessary physical advances. Another survey, conducted by international women’s fashion magazine […] Read More

Nov 5, 2016
Lake Jackson employee claims wrongful termination

Lake Jackson resident Kristin Lee Dial filed a complaint in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Shell Deer Park Refinery. Dial claims she was wrongfully terminated from her post after she reported a sexual harassment incident. According to the lawsuit, Dial had a short-lived relationship with her co-worker, Christopher Carrizales, outside […] Read More

Oct 26, 2016
Texas judge hinders implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule

Judge Marcia A. Crone of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction last Monday, October 24 against the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. The regulation recently imposed by President Obama mandates that contractors who are looking for federal work should disclose recent law labor violations. Opponents […] Read More

Oct 7, 2016
EEOC settles sexual harrassment lawsuit against Texas Roadhouse

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on Wednesday, September 21 that a Texas Roadhouse franchisee in Ohio settled a 1.4 million dollar lawsuit lodged against it. The EEOC said restaurant manager Eric Price subjected female employees, including teenagers, to inappropriate touching and requests for sexual favors in exchange for employment benefits. Even […] Read More

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