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Wrongful termination
July 19, 2016
Wills Point woman files suit against city of Van

Wills Point resident Cathy McCoy filed a lawsuit on Thursday, July 14 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against the City of Van, claiming sexual harassment and wrongful termination. According to the legal complaint that McCoy filed, the city subjected her to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, discrimination, and eventually unlawful […]

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Overtime and Wage Violations
July 12, 2016
Texas man claims energy companies were not paying overtime wages

Tom Green County, Texas resident Amalio Barrientes has filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of other people, on Friday, July 1 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against a string of energy companies such as KLX Inc., KLX Energy Services, and OFS 2 Deal 2 LLC, which is […]

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Austin disability discrimination lawyers
July 5, 2016
Austin’s Park N Pizza settles discrimination lawsuit by paying former employee $20,000

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last Tuesday, June 28 announced that Pflugerville, Texas-based amusement park Austin’s Park N Pizza has conceded in bringing payment of $20,000 to a 26-year-old former employee, and change some of its former employment practices to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. According to EEOC, the former employee who suffered […]

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Disability Discrimination
June 28, 2016
Disabled workers in the labor force

A new report from the United States Department of Labor issued last Tuesday, June 21 showed that for working-age persons with disabilities, rates of employment and labor-force participation are rising. The numbers for both metrics increased between 2014 and 2015 after steady dips following the economic recession. For instance, disabled men who are between the ages of […]

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Gender Discrimination
June 13, 2016
Texas nondiscrimination laws reach 12 cities

As of Monday, June 6, Texas has 12 cities with populations of more than 100,000 that have instituted legislation that establishes protection for residents or city employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The newest addition to this list is the city of Mesquite. For more than ten years, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin have held ordinances that […]

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Austin News
April 30, 2016
Austin’s Newly-Instituted “Ban the Box” Ordinance: A Deeper Look

The Austin City Council recently passed the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance, which took effect on April 4, 2016. This ordinance stipulates that for certain covered jobs, an employer may not inquire about an applicant’s criminal history during the application process, solicit criminal history information about said individual, or disqualify said individual from getting a job if […]

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Wrongful termination
Fired APD officer sues for wrongful termination

Former Austin Police Department Officer Blayne Williams, who was fired from the force in 2015, is appealing his termination, claiming that he was fired for filing a discrimination complaint against the department. In his lawsuit filed on Thursday, April 28, Williams says that his termination from the police force is unjust because he was not informed of complaints filed […]

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Wage Violation
April 6, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court upholds $5.8M judgment against Tyson Foods

In a 6-2 decision, the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 22, affirmed a federal court’s decision to certify the claims of former and current employees at a Tyson Foods pork processing plant as a class action. They accused the company of not paying them for the time they spent putting on and checking […]

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March 15, 2016
Study shows women, minorities, LGBT community underrepresented in Hollywood

A new study, titled The Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity, showed that movies and television shows produced by major media companies in Hollywood are “whitewashed,” and that an “epidemic of invisibility” is prevalent top to bottom throughout the industry for women, minorities, and the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. The study focused on 109 movies released by major […]

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Hostile Work Environment
January 15, 2016
EEOC announces $4M settlement for Sara Lee employees

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently announced a $4 million settlement for former employees of the Paris, Texas factory of the Sara Lee Corp. after two years of investigations into complaints of workers’ rights and health violations. This announcement marks the largest settlement the EEOC has brokered regarding a hostile work environment […]

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