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Can I Be Fired for Getting Pregnant?

Women in the workplace face unique obstacles that can sometimes lead to unlawful discrimination. Pregnancy, for example, can take time away from a woman’s ability…

Dan Atkerson Mar 30, 2015

Worker Files Lawsuit against AT&T for Age Discrimination

Telecommunications giant AT&T is facing an age discrimination lawsuit after a fired worker accused the company of engaging in practices that result in the forcing…

Dan Atkerson Mar 27, 2015

Are Transgendered Employees Protected under Title VII?

A transgender woman working for Saks Fifth Avenue in Texas has received a settlement in her employment discrimination case filed this past January.

In a statement…

Dan Atkerson Mar 25, 2015

Can I Be Fired for Taking Prescription Drugs?

On February 17, a Beckville man filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Nabors Completion & Production Services Co., alleging discrimination and wrongful termination. The…

Dan Atkerson Mar 23, 2015

Plano Extends Employment Protections to LGBT Workers

Amidst heated debate, Plano passed an amendment on December 8, 2014 to its 1989 non-discrimination ordinance to extend equal rights to residents regardless of sexual…

Dan Atkerson Mar 20, 2015

Can Employers Require Workers to Get Vaccinations?

So far in 2015, 170 people in 17 states have been infected with measles, most stemming from a large outbreak at Disneyland. Several of the…

Dan Atkerson Mar 18, 2015

Feds Rule in Favor of Workers after Race Discrimination

Ex-employees of a shuttered Sara Lee (now Hillshire Brands) facility will be allowed to enter into settlement discussion with Hillshire Brands after the Equal Employment…

Dan Atkerson Mar 16, 2015

Wal-Mart Settles Age and Disability Discrimination Case Brought Against It

The ex-manager of a Keller, Texas Wal-Mart will be receiving a $150,000 settlement along with other significant relief after Wal-Mart Stores of Texas, L.L.C. agreed…

Dan Atkerson Mar 12, 2015

Do Moms Have the Right to Pump Breastmilk at Work?

A new mom recently fired from a North Texas Bob’s Steak and Chop House has filed a sex-discrimination lawsuit against her ex-employer after she was…

Dan Atkerson Mar 10, 2015

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