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Federal Court Dismisses Worker’s Retaliatory Discharge Lawsuit, Which Claimed He Was Fired for Filing Whistleblower Case
February 15, 2019
A Dallas retaliatory discharge claim can arise under many different sets of circumstances.
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CMS Employment Practice Group Guides to Dismissals - Europe, Asia & Latin America
February 11, 2019
CMS is happy to share with you the 2019 edition of the CMS Guides to Dismissals.
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Texas Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Sex Discrimination Lawsuit by TXDOT Employee Who Took State Property
January 18, 2019
There are a seemingly endless array of situations that can lead to a Dallas employment discrimination lawsuit, some of which have merit but many of which do not.
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Employers Tread Carefully! The Interplay between Federal and State Laws Regarding Medical Marijuana Usage
December 5, 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has a reputation as an employee-friendly forum.  Yet that Court recently rendered a decision that employers should applaud.
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Inconsistency Does It Again
November 30, 2018
When it comes to compliance with Fair Employment Practices statutes and regulations, employers generally are not required to treat everyone the same. Rather, they’re required to have business reasons that explain the difference in treatment and to apply those reasons consistently.
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Texas Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal on Plea to Jurisdiction in Former Policeman’s Whistleblower Suit
October 17, 2018
Not every Dallas employment litigation case arises from allegations of age or race discrimination or accusations of sexual harassment. Sometimes, litigation arises as a result of an alleged violation of another law, such as the Texas Whistleblower Act.
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Dallas Area Court of Appeals Agrees that Discharged Employee Failed to Prove Retaliatory Discharge Under Texas Law
August 14, 2018
Since Texas is an “employment at-will” state, generally employees can be fired for good cause, no cause, or even bad cause – as long as the “cause” is not illegal under state or federal law (such as age or race discrimination).
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District of Minnesota Allows Punitive Damages Claim to Proceed to Trial in Minnesota Whistleblower Act Retaliation Case
April 25, 2018
After an appeal to the Eighth Circuit which reinstated the plaintiff’s whistleblower retaliation claim, A Minnesota District Court Judge issues a decision denying summary judgment to the employer on the plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages.
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Court Green-Lights Nurses’ Defamation Claims
March 30, 2018
Even in good times, employers can feel that their every personnel decision is fraught with legal risk. Of course, in times of crisis, employers must often act decisively to protect their businesses and reputations.
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CMS Guides to Dismissals Across Europe, Asia and Latin America
February 23, 2018
CMS Employment Group is pleased to share with you the new edition of the Guides to Dismissals.
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The Employee You Terminated Won’t Return Company Property. Now What?
January 24, 2018
Have you ever terminated someone only to have them hold hostage your company’s property?
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Employers, Facebook Can Be Your Friend!
December 5, 2017
Our past alerts on social media issues typically center on NLRB and court decisions that are not always favorable to employers. A recent arbitration decision, however, highlights that Facebook may provide an employer with the evidence it needs to root out workplace dishonesty.
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Feb 21

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Feb 21

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Feb 20

New @SHRM Court Report: FLSA Claims Go to Trial: https://t.co/zUehMuOvOl