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February 2017 Archives

Sexual harassment claim filed by female police officer

A female police officer in another state has decided to sue her borough supervisor and chief after reportedly being harassed sexually. The woman also claimed that her superiors did not take her complaints about the harassment seriously. Sexual harassment remains a serious issue in the workplace in Texas and other states, but those who experience it may have legal recourse through the civil court system.

Race discrimination lawsuit filed against school district

A previous principal at an elementary school has filed a legal suit against her former school district, alleging that she suffered from workplace discrimination due to being black. The race discrimination lawsuit was filed on a recent Thursday. If employees in Texas are discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of their race, they have the right to take legal action.

10 Wage And Hour Violations Every Texas Employee Should Be Aware Of

Employees generally understand that they are supposed to be paid for the work they do. However, holding employers accountable for wage and hour violations can be tricky, especially if the employer commits a violation and tries to hide it.

Workplace discrimination on the basis of age illegal

In some cases, older employees are often viewed as having more wisdom and experience than their younger counterparts. However, older age can also make one vulnerable to age discrimination, which is illegal in Texas and other states. Fortunately, victims of this type of workplace discrimination have the right to take legal action.

Startup accused of allowing gender discrimination

All employees deserve to work for companies that value their contributions regardless of their gender. An augmented reality company in another state was recently accused of allowing discrimination on the basis of gender to occur in the workplace. A woman who formerly served as the startup company's marketing lead has decided to file a lawsuit against the company. If a business in Texas or elsewhere engages in gender discrimination, the victims of such behavior have the right to take legal action.

Sexual harassment suit settled for 725K

A federal judge recently approved a whopping $725,000 settlement against a precious metals dealer in another state who had been accused of allowing harassment to take place on the basis of sex. In this case, five employees of the metals dealer had allegedly experienced sexual harassment. Anyone in Texas or another state who is sexually harassed on the job has the right to seek to hold his or her employer accountable via the legal system.

Race discrimination suit filed against fire department

A handful of minority workers at a city fire department in a nearby state recently decided to sue the city. In this case, they have alleged race discrimination, which is illegal in Texas and elsewhere in the United States according to federal law. The plaintiffs have also alleged retaliation and harassment due to their ethnicity.

Nursing facility accused of pregnancy discrimination must pay

A nursing facility in another state was accused of discriminating against a pregnant employee. It was recently determined that the facility must pay damages to the woman. The total amount in damages is over $69,000. If somebody in Texas experiences pregnancy discrimination at work, legal recourse may be available to hold the employer accountable.

Claim of race discrimination leads to lawsuit against TV station

A television reporter in another state alleges that her former employer discriminated against her on the basis of her race. She has filed a lawsuit against the company. Anyone in Texas who has faced race discrimination in the workplace has the right to seek full accountability from an employer through the civil justice system.

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