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September 2016 Archives

Alleged race discrimination toward Asians sparks lawsuit

A startup in another state is currently being sued for discriminating against job applicants who are Asian. Race discrimination, which is illegal, remains a serious problem in Texas and other states. Fortunately, those who perpetrate this type of workplace discrimination may be held liable in civil court.

Workplace discrimination based on weight remains an issue

New research shows that both men and women are victims of mistreatment in the workplace based on weight, although women experience it at higher levels. This is true even if they have body mass indexes, or BMIs, in what is considered the healthy range. Fortunately, people in Texas who face workplace discrimination have the right to seek to hold their employers accountable.

2 former employees file employer retaliation lawsuit

Two former university employees in another state have decided to sue their employer for retaliation in the workplace. They claim they were terminated for uncovering budgetary waste and policy violations in the institution's information technology department. Anyone in Texas who has been a victim of employer retaliation has the right to file a lawsuit in an effort to correct any wrong that has been done.

Race discrimination lawsuit filed against Chipotle

Chipotle is facing yet another lawsuit in another state. A former worker at the eatery filed a race discrimination lawsuit on a recent Tuesday after claiming that the restaurant fired her for complaining about the preferential treatment that other employees were reportedly receiving. Anyone in Texas and other states who has experienced this type of discrimination in the workplace is entitled to file a lawsuit against his or her employer.

Sexual harassment lawsuit settled for $25,000

No matter the industry, all employees deserve to work in a safe and respectful environment. A sexual harassment-related suit was recently filed against a bureau of narcotics in another state. However, it has been settled for a total of $25,000. If a person in Texas suffers sexual harassment in the workplace, he or she has the right to take legal action against his or her company.

Sexual harassment lawsuit involving pastor settled

A woman in another state filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed in the workplace after she said a pastor at a private Christian academy rubbed against, hugged and grabbed her. She claimed she was fired from her kindergarten teaching job after complaining about the behavior, which is illegal in Texas and other states. This sexual harassment lawsuit was recently settled for $25,000.

Pregnancy discrimination subject receives little attention

The subject of pregnancy in the workplace has not received much attention in the current presidential election. Nonetheless, pregnancy discrimination on the job remains a real issue for women in Texas and other states. Fortunately, those who experience this type of discrimination retain the right to take legal action against their employers.

Gender discrimination suit filed against police department

A city in another state has been named in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman who claims to have been passed over for a promotion due to her gender. Also named in the gender discrimination suit are the city mayor and police chief. Employers in Texas and other states who discriminate against employees on the basis of protected classes, such as gender, may be held financially responsible through the civil court system.

Athletic director accused of sexual harassment

A female university administrator in another state has accused the school's male athletic director of sexually harassing female employees. The administrator, an associate athletic director, recently filed a lawsuit against the athletic director. When a supervisor in Texas or in any other state engages in sexual harassment, which is illegal, he or she may be held liable for his or her actions.

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