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December 2016 Archives

Race discrimination lawsuit filed against Versace

A former employee of Versace recently sued the company, alleging unfair business practices. Specifically, the luxury fashion company is accused of engaging in race discrimination. If a person in Texas or elsewhere experiences discrimination on the job based on his or her race, he or she has the right to seek justice in civil court.

Woman awarded over $87k in gender discrimination case

A woman in a recent out-of-state case claimed that she was harassed on the job due to being a woman and then was retaliated against. After deliberating for 15 hours during a three-day period, a civil jury agreed with her, and she was recently awarded compensatory damages totaling more than $87,000. When somebody in Texas experiences workplace gender discrimination, it is within his or her rights to pursue full accountability from his or her  employer.

Woman files sexual harassment lawsuit against police

A police officer in a different state recently claimed that she was harassed sexually on the job. She has therefore filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the department. When an individual in Texas experiences this type of harassment in the workplace, it is within his or her rights to take legal action.

Deputy claims employer retaliation

A sheriff's deputy filed a whistleblower lawsuit against a county in another state, and earlier this year, his department had to reinstate him following a dispute about wrongful termination. However, the deputy recently claimed that he has continued to face retaliation after returning to the job, so he has decided to sue the county again. Employer retaliation is illegal in Texas and elsewhere, and thus, it is grounds for litigation.

Race discrimination suit filed against staffing agency

Several African-Americans recently filed a lawsuit in federal court against a job placement agency, alleging discrimination on the basis of race. Specifically, the workers claimed that the agency discriminated against African-American applicants by favoring Hispanic applicants. When people in Texas and elsewhere face race discrimination, it is within their rights to take legal action.

Pregnancy discrimination suit filed against school district

An elementary school teacher from another state recently claimed that she suffered discrimination due to her being pregnant. She has, therefore, decided to file a lawsuit against the school district. In her lawsuit alleging pregnancy discrimination, which is a violation of federal law in Texas and other states, she is seeking up to a total of $750,000 in damages.

Woman awarded $500,000 in sexual harassment case

An employee who used to work at a university in another state claimed that she was sexually harassed on the job. She was recently awarded half a million dollars following a jury verdict in her sexual harassment case. The alleged harassment she experienced, which is illegal in Texas and elsewhere, took place from 2012 to 2014.

School district faces race discrimination lawsuit

A woman in another state claims she suffered discrimination on the job due to her race. Race discrimination is illegal in Texas and all other states. In this case, the woman asserts that it ended up forcing her out of her job. She has since filed a lawsuit against her formal employer.

Gender discrimination lawsuit filed against university

A leading university in another state has been sued for discriminating against an employee on the basis of gender. The employee, a researcher, filed the gender discrimination lawsuit against the institution and some of her superiors. The claim further alleges breach of contract and retaliation, which are grounds for litigation in Texas and elsewhere as well.

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