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Discrimination

Dallas Court of Appeals Sides with Defendant on Multiple Issues in Affirming Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Suit
November 9, 2018
In a case decided last month, a worker’s employment discrimination lawsuit was dismissed because (among other reasons) she failed to sue a defendant that had the legal capacity to be named as a party in such a case.
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Multiple Summary Judgment Motions Ruled Upon in Texas Employment Discrimination and Wage Disparity Case Brought by Female Physician
October 19, 2018
A typical Dallas employment discrimination case can involve multiple claims and a wide array of accusations against the employer.
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Lawsuit Over Health Insurance Coverage for Gender Reassignment will Proceed
September 27, 2018
A lawsuit against Essentia Health and HealthPartners regarding denied coverage for gender transition care has been allowed to proceed past a motion to dismiss.
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What, #MeToo??
September 26, 2018
It has become an all too familiar story in this age of #MeToo: a supervisor using managerial authority to pressure a subordinate to give sexual favors.
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Dallas Appeals Court Dismisses Former Employee’s Lawsuit, Holding that Res Judicata Prevented Further Action
September 21, 2018
What happens when a disgruntled employee’s claims are dismissed in federal court but he refiles a second suit in state court?
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Delivery Driver’s Suit Claiming Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate, and Retaliation After Post-DWI Termination Dismissed on Summary Judgment
September 19, 2018
Sometimes, an employer can do everything in its power to “work with” an employee, giving him or her the benefit of every doubt, and yet still find itself on the wrong end of a Dallas employment law case.
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Extraordinary Employee Misconduct – Threatening Witnesses Through Facebook
September 12, 2018
I am constantly amazed by the lack of judgment that people exhibit in their social media postings.
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Texas Court of Appeals Agrees with School District That Former Employee’s Termination Was Not Based Upon Unlawful Discrimination
August 24, 2018
There is no such thing as a perfect employee or a perfect employer. Tension and stress in the workplace often lead to conflict. Sometimes, this type of situation can, in turn, lead to formal complaints and even employment litigation.
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Is Equal Pay becoming the new #MeToo?
June 7, 2018
In the era of the #MeToo movement, it may be easy to overlook that equal pay is also having a moment. A huge moment.
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Starbucks – Training Employees on the Obvious?
May 24, 2018
What is obvious? Well, I’d say the direction that Starbucks gave to its employees to call 911 if they observe a customer using or selling drugs. Or there’s a fire or robbery. This is associated with Starbucks’ new policy on non-paying guests in its stores.
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Missouri: Are Government Entities Required To Provide Public Accommodations Under The Missouri Human Rights Act?
April 30, 2018
On April 25, 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments in R.M.A. v. Blue Springs R-IV School District that could have far-reaching implications for the civil rights protections granted to the state’s transgender community.
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Second Circuit Joins Seventh Circuit in Recognizing Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Discrimination Because of Sex in Violation of Title VII
February 27, 2018
On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) joined the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) in finding that Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination because of sex includes discrimination due to sexual orientation.
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