A former employee of nationwide retail chain DSW says that she was wrongfully terminated for violating a company policy after she reported an instance of possible child abuse by one of their customers. The woman called child protective services and provided the name and address of a customer that was obtained during the return process after a series of events in the store that caused her serious concern for a child's safety.
A former track and field coach at the University of Texas says that the athletic department discriminated against her because of her gender and her race.
Although Texas isn't a state known for outdoor hockey rinks, many people in the state enjoy watching or participating in the sport. That's why many were disappointed to learn that the Texas Stars season had been put on hold due to a player lockout this season.
A Texas woman who worked as a quality control manager working for Boeing says that she was fired from her job at the aircraft manufacturer after she reported to her supervisors that some planes made for military cargo shipping were not airworthy. She says that the company ordered her to violate federal safety laws and modify the documentation association with those plans so that they would be considered airworthy.
An NBPA-certified player-agent agent who represents NBA and college basketball players recently emerged from an employment dispute with an $85,000 jury award for his emotional distress. The initial dispute arose when he left long-time employer Priority Sports and Entertainment for an exciting opportunity at rival company Creative Artists Agency.
Age discrimination is shockingly prevalent in the hiring process these days, despite the fact that it is illegal under state and federal employment laws. For many Texas job seekers, this can be incredibly frustrating and can make the difficult economy seem even worse.
A recent study from the Ethics Resource Center indicates that the rate of retaliation against whistleblowers is on the rise. One in five workers who reported legal or ethical misconduct such as fraud or discrimination experienced retaliation as a result of the report.
Former interns of Fox Entertainment Group are seeking to expand an already large class action lawsuit against the company, alleging that their internship program violated federal minimum wage and overtime laws. The lawsuit was initially brought by two interns who were associated with the production of the Black Swan and named only Fox Searchlight, but attorneys representing them now say it's become clear that the same problems affected many more interns throughout Fox.
Many in Texas are aware of the naturally rough conditions that farm workers in the state must face. In addition to hot weather and difficult manual labor, many workers on farms in Texas spend much of the year moving among different locations depending on where the harvest is. The industry practice is for the employer to provide temporary housing to the workers while they are at a particular location and the conditions for that arrangement are usually a part of the whole agreement that the workers make with the company that hires them.
For the past two and a half years, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating the Corpus Christi Police Department for their hiring practices. After concluding its investigation, the Justice Department said that the city doesn't hire enough women, because they administer a physical fitness test that favors men. A report said that Corpus Christi discriminated against women by having a benchmark for physical fitness that is the same as men. The test included push-ups, running a certain distance and other physical activities.