A former employee of BAH Texas is suing his former employer for allegedly violating the Texas labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit was filed on February 26. Reports suggest that he has already begun working with an attorney and is seeking damages and the costs and fees of litigation.
On Feb. 13 of this year, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service filed a claim against his employer in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division. The lawsuit cites the Postmaster General and the U.S. Postal Service as the defendants and accuses the parties of an invasion of privacy and violating the Fourth Amendment.
Employees have many rights. Unfortunately, many employees do not fully understand what their rights are or what steps they should take to ensure their rights are honored. When employment disputes occur, it is typically a good idea to work closely with an attorney to ensure rights are protected. In many employment-related disputes, the very details of laws can make all of the difference in the outcome. Many of these laws are unique to employment law and many workers may be unfamiliar with them.
Discrimination in Texas workplaces can come in multiple forms. In many cases, the mere act of an employer to fail to provide reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee might constitute employment discrimination. This is what one former Radio Shack store manager in Houston is claiming after he was injured in a robbery.
A few terminated employees of a Texas cabinetry company are building a case to sue their former employer. The lawsuit claims their former company violated federal laws meant to protect workers from a sudden loss of employment. The ex-workers' class action lawsuit stems from the bankruptcy filing of the company and the subsequent dismissal of company workers.
Our Texas readers might have read about the layoffs planned by Lockheed Martin that were announced back in November. Several plants are going to be closed, including one in Horizon City, Texas. The company, the largest defense contractor in the world, announced this week that it will pay about $175 million in severance to employees who are losing their jobs as a result.
Employment disputes range from employees being unhappy with a dress code to allegations of wrongful termination. Employees may believe they are being asked to perform duties outside the limits of their employment contract. Employers generally know they have to be very careful what they say when they are called to give a work reference for an employee or former employee. If they make disparaging statements about the person, they may find themselves the target of defamation litigation.
Issues of discrimination can sometimes lead to employment-related disputes, as in a current case involving the University of Texas. The ex-coach of the women's track and field team is alleging that she was forced to submit her resignation due to a hostile working environment.
A Houston woman complained to her employer about her supervisor’s unwelcome sexual advances. She was transferred to another location, but the offending manager was never disciplined. Was that enough? What about the coworkers left behind? Texas employers must do three things to protect employees from sexual harassment and minimize the risk of employment disputes.
A Texas woman filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that she was denied advancement with her employer for eight years. The suit alleges that less experienced and under-qualified male employees were promoted above her during that time for information technology jobs. Hired in 2005, she is the only woman in her company's IT server department.