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March 2016 Archives

Pregnancy discrimination comes in different forms

Becoming pregnant can naturally be one of the most thrilling times of a woman's life. However, it can also be one of the most painful if it leads to pregnancy discrimination. Pregnancy discrimination is illegal, but it still occurs in workplaces in Texas and other states.

Man files race discrimination suit against hospital

Being harassed and terminated from a job on the basis of race is understandably humiliating for employees in Texas, and it is also illegal. One nursing assistant who worked at a hospital in another state recently said he was terminated after being racially harassed there. He has thus sued the hospital, alleging race discrimination.

Chipotle faces sexual harassment lawsuit

When a person in Texas believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment, it is within his or her rights to take legal action. One employee in a recent out-of-state case claimed that she and other female employees at a Chipotle establishment were sexually harassed. She has filed a sexual harassment suit against the company.

Process of dealing with sexual harassment can be tricky

Sexual harassment issues can be difficult for victims to handle, particularly in the workplace. Based on the Civil Rights Act of 1964's Title VII, workplaces in Texas and other states that have over 15 employees are subject to regulations prohibiting sexual harassment. Even though workplaces with fewer than 15 employees do not have to have policies in place covering sexual harassment, most must provide training on preventing and reporting sexual harassment.

Workplace discrimination often leads to stress

Over half of adults in the United States, including in Texas, are experiencing extreme stress due to unjust treatment or discrimination, based on recent research. Workplace discrimination has been shown to deteriorate an individual's physical health, as well as his or her psychological health. Discrimination can come in the form of harassment, being passed over for promotions, being disrespected or being fired.

Woman accuses university of wrongful termination and retaliation

In an ideal world, discrimination would be a thing of the past, but unfortunately it still occurs and affects many workers in Texas and elsewhere. This unlawful practice against legally protected statuses may even result in individuals losing their jobs unjustly. An out-of-state woman claims that she suffered a wrongful termination based on her age and has turned to a federal court for justice.

Fidelity National accused of workplace discrimination

A Texas woman alleges that her medical condition was a motivating factor in her termination. She is suing her former employer, Fidelity National, in a federal court. The agency is being accused of workplace discrimination and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Dining franchisee pays 450K to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit

Some Texas readers may have visited or be familiar with the Cheddar's Casual Cafe restaurant chain. An independent franchisee of the restaurant, Mint Julep Restaurants Operations LLC, is being accused of allowing sexual harassment to occur at one of its out-of-state locations. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit against the franchisee to bring justice to the affected workers.

Applicants and workers accuse B&H of workplace discrimination

Many Texas readers may have heard of the iconic B&H store, known for its photography equipment. A group of minority workers claim they were mistreated and subjected to workplace discrimination. The company is also being accused of refusing qualified minority applicants from receiving jobs. The Department of Labor filed the discrimination claims against B&H on behalf of the plaintiffs.

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