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When Do You Need an Employment Attorney?

State and federal law grants employees certain rights and protections to ensure they are treated fairly in the workplace. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, sexually harassed, discriminated Read More

Houston Court of Appeals Extends Drennen to an Suit for Injunctive Relief to Enforce a Non-Compete

On August 29, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court issued its decision in Exxon Corp. v. Drennen, holding that New York law governed the enforceability of a non-compete in the context Read More

Disability Discrimination Claim Survives Summary Judgment Even Though the Employee Requested an Unreasonable Accommodation

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code prohibit disability discrimination and require an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to a disabled employee.  If an employee Read More

Fifth Circuit Upholds Religious Discrimination Claim by Fort Bend County Employee

Religious discrimination claims are different from most other types of discrimination claims because, under appropriate circumstances, an employer may have an affirmative obligation to accommodate an employee’s religious practices.  The Read More

When Is a Non-Compete Not a Non-Compete? The Texas Supreme Court's Decision in Exxon v. Drennen

On its face, the recent Texas Supreme Court decision in Exxon Corp. v. Drennen, No. 12-0621 (Tex. Aug. 29, 2014), might seem to have limited relevance to Texas law.  The Read More

Houston of Appeals Upholds Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Based on Termination Three Months After Childbirth

Both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy.  But do those statutes apply to an Read More

What Is a Hostile Work Environment in Texas?

1. My work environment is hostile.  My boss hates me and yells at me.  My co-workers are mean to me and gossip about me behind my back.  I keep getting Read More

The Fifth Circuit Finds That a Reduction in Job Responsibilites Could Constitute an Adverse Employment Action

One of the essential elements of a discrimination claim is that the employee must have suffered an “adverse employment action.”  The purpose of this element is to weed out minor Read More

The Fifth Circuit Clarifies the Rules for Mis-Named Employers in EEOC Charges

Most of the discrimination statutes require a mandatory administrative process as a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit.  The employee must file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC or TWC Read More

The FMLA and Employment Law Principles in the Family Law Context

This is a paper that I presented at the 4th Definitive Ad Litem Seminar on April 11-12, 2014.  The event was hosted by the Juvenile Law Section of the Houston Read More

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