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November 2014 Archives

Woman in Texas sues County Clerk's Office for retaliation

Retaliation against a whistleblower in Texas can have serious legal consequences for a company in the event it is found liable for the action. Reports indicate that requests to move a whistleblower lawsuit filed against a Texas County Clerk's Office for retaliation to federal court was recently made. The Civil Legal Division within the country filed a formal notice requesting that the case be moved.

Former oil employee sues for failure to pay overtime

Failure to pay overtime in Texas can have negative financial consequences for workers and may force them to begin questioning their rights as employees. A man who formerly worked in the oil fields as a full-time contractor recently filed a lawsuit against his previous employer for failure to pay overtime. The man claims that the company had intentionally misclassified employees in an attempt to avoid providing benefits and rightful pay.

Texas employer sued for pregnancy discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination can be exercised in many different ways and can affect an employee in a variety of negative ways. A victim of this form of discrimination may suffer professional and financial damages, in addition to potential emotional anguish. A bar and restaurant establishment in Texas was recently accused of pregnancy discrimination after it relieved a server from her shifts after she began to show.

Texas company sentenced for wrongful use of employment contracts

Texas radio and media companies may often ask employees to sign non-compete employment contracts as a way to protect intellectual property. When these contracts are abused and used as a means to discriminate against or injure a worker, a business may face serious consequences. A jury recently determined that a company's selective way of enforcing non-compete employment contracts was discriminatory against two former employees.

Employer retaliation suit moved to federal court

A sexual harassment and employer retaliation lawsuit filed against a manager in a media company's Houston, Texas, branch by a former employee was recently moved out of a Harris County court and into federal court. The lawsuit is based on allegations made by the employee stating that he was ultimately terminated after refusing sexual advances from his manager. The lawsuit follows complaints of employer retaliation the employee made to both federal and state employment and civil rights organizations.

Workplace sexual harassment lawsuit against Texas Kroger

When a person reports inappropriate conduct to his or her superior and the situation is allowed to continue, he or she may question his or her employer. A man who worked at a Houston Kroger recently filed a lawsuit with a Texas civil court alleging severe workplace sexual harassment. Records indicate that the victim may have been subjected to the serious workplace sexual harassment by an employee that worked alongside him in the produce section of the store. 

Man claims racial discrimination against Texas company

Racial discrimination in the workplace can create a toxic environment and place employees in a difficult situation. A man that worked as a machinist for a local Texas company recently filed a complaint against his former employer for race discrimination and other grievances. Reports indicate that he believes his ethnic minority status at the company led to his medical problems and was directly linked to his eventual termination.

Texan man accuses former employer of wrongful termination

A Texas man recently filed a lawsuit against his previous place of business for what he believes to have been wrongful termination as a result of racial discrimination. As the situation escalated, the victim looked to fill another position within the company but was not promoted or transferred. He believes this may be attributed to direct retaliation that resulted in a wrongful termination.

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