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Fired Peleton Instructor Sues for Wrongful Termination, Alleging Discrimination

Even people who perform their jobs well aren’t safe from wrongful termination. Texas is an at-will employment state, meaning that your employer may be able to fire you for no Read More

ExxonMobil Ordered to Reinstate Employees Suspected of Being Whistleblowers

In 2020, the Wall Street Journal published a story alleging that energy company ExxonMobil inflated its production estimates and the value of some of its Texas oil and gas wells in Read More

Sysco Agrees to Pay Claimants in Hiring Discrimination Cases

Despite a sea change in American attitudes toward racism and sexism, it’s an unfortunate fact of life that some employers haven’t gotten the memo and continue to discriminate against women Read More

Drywall Installers Awarded Back Overtime Pay from Katy Company

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires the vast majority of American businesses to pay nonexempt employees one-and-a-half times their normal hourly wage when they work overtime. Under this law, Read More

New Texas Law Makes it Easier to File a Sexual Harassment Claim

Small businesses are critical to the success of the Texas economy, but until September 1, 2021, sexual harassment victims at these companies were barred from filing claims with the state’s Read More

EEOC Files COVID-related Discrimination Claims Against Texas Companies

At any time, companies and Texas and elsewhere in the United States must take great care to avoid violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Determining what type of accommodation Read More

How Far Can Religious Exemptions Extend for Workers?

Religious freedom is a fundamental right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. This right to observe the faith of one’s choice affects several types of workplace issues. For Read More

Meal and Rest Breaks Under Texas Law

Many businesses compensate employees for they time when they are eating lunch or taking an allowed break. While employers might consider this a good way to keep workers happy and Read More

EEOC Alleges Termination of Disabled Employee Violates the Law

Firing someone because of their disability is illegal. Businesses sometimes come up with rationales for dismissing a worker who is limited in some way, but if that employee is capable Read More

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