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Man awarded $500,000 in race discrimination suit

A Black man in another state who filed a lawsuit against his employer was recently awarded half a million dollars in a jury trial. The amount was $100,000 higher than what the man had sought in his race discrimination case. Workplace discrimination can happen for various reasons in Texas and other states, but it is illegal, and its victims are eligible for monetary compensation if it was intentional.

Man files lawsuit alleging employer retaliation

A police sergeant recently claimed that he has experienced employer retaliation twice since 2015. The alleged retaliation occurred because he was requesting an internal affairs investigation done of another officer. Fortunately for the victim, retaliation is grounds for a lawsuit in Texas and other states.

Woman files sexual harassment suit against former bandmate

No one in Texas or elsewhere should be forced to endure unwanted sexual advances. A woman in a different state recently claimed to have experienced this type of sexual harassment while working with a bandmate. The bandmate is a relatively high-profile person, extreme sport star Shaun White.

Retaliation and discrimination suit filed against education board

Employees have a right to report their employers' wrongdoings. When an employer in Texas engages in illegal activity, such as retaliation or race discrimination, it may be held liable for its actions. A man in a different state recently filed a lawsuit against his former employer, a board of education, and the board president. The man claimed that his employer engaged in employer retaliation in addition discriminating against him on the basis of race.

Woman awarded $550,000 in pregnancy discrimination case

Being mistreated or fired simply because one is pregnant is illegal and is grounds for a lawsuit in Texas. In one recent out-of-state case, a woman filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against her employer, Chipotle, after she was terminated because of her pregnancy. She was recently awarded punitive and compensatory damages totaling $550,000.

Man files race discrimination suit against Exxon Mobil

When people in Texas are racially discriminated against in the workplace, they naturally may feel violated and humiliated. However, they have the right to take legal actions against their employers. One black man in another state recently sued his employer, alleging race discrimination.

Sexual harassment suit filed against village settled

Company supervisors in Texas and other states cannot use their positions to make undesired sexual advances toward a subordinate. This constitutes sexual harassment, and it is the situation that one woman reportedly faced while working as a treasurer for a village. The woman, who claimed that the village's mayor sexually harassed her, ended up filing a sexual harassment lawsuit, which was settled recently.

White woman files employment discrimination lawsuit

Because employment discrimination on the basis of race is illegal in Texas and across the country, it is within the rights of any job seeker or employee who has been treated differently due to his or her race to seek justice through the legal system. A teacher in another state recently sued her employer, alleging  employment discrimination. According to the lawsuit, the woman, who is Caucasian and does not speak Spanish, was turned down for a position that required her to teach one hour of Spanish each day.

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