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EEOC v. Dolgencorp: Sweet Victory for an Employee with Diabetes

Sixth Circuit upholds the jury verdict against a company who fired a worker for treating her diabetes. Lots of folks work hard, but arguably, folks with disabilities have to work even harder. Consider individuals with diabetes. It is one thing to get through your shift, and it is a whole other thing to survive a [Read more]

2018 Super Lawyers: Kathy Butler and Margie Harris

Some things happen every year. Birds fly south in winter, taxes are due in April, and sometime before the end of football season the Houston Texans get eliminated from Super Bowl contention. Another thing that happens every year, or at least the last 15 years straight, is that Super Lawyer Magazine names Katherine Butler and [Read more]

Uber’s HR Chief Hits the Road

When you are sufficiently high up in the corporate structure you get to say you “resigned,” even when it sure seems like you got fired. And so it goes for Uber’s Chief People Officer, Liane Hornsey. Ms. Hornsey stepped down in the wake of anonymous complaints that she was systematically ignoring internal complaints of racial [Read more]

Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis is Not So “Epic” for Workers

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Binding, Forced Arbitration Agreements Employers can preemptively ban workers from bringing class actions. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was passed way back in 1935 after decades of employer antagonism towards labor organizations. Workers and their families who sought decent pay and safe working conditions banded together to [Read more]

Houston N.O.W. Invites Margie Harris as Guest Speaker

The Houston Area branch of the National Organization of Women kindly invited Butler & Harris Partner, Margaret Harris, to speak at the group’s March meeting. She accepted!   NOW is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots [Read more]

Sad But True: Sexual Harassment is Easier With Fewer Women in the Workplace

  As of 2006, women constituted less than 3%  of the firefighting force in Houston. In 2009, two Houston female firefighters held a press conference about the hateful messages they describe finding on the walls of their fire station and sexual harassment in various forms that had been going on for months. The allegations included [Read more]

Super Lawyers 2017

Seasons change but some things stay the same. From 2003 to 2017, 15 years straight, Katherine Butler and Margaret Harris have been named “Super Lawyers.” Super Lawyers is a rating service that is as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The goal is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing [Read more]

Dreamers are the Best of America

Butler & Harris is proud to support NELA’s Statement On The Trump Administration’s Decision To Rescind DACA: The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) condemns the Trump administration’s unjust and cruel decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision will harm more than 800,000 young adults, tear families apart, and damage [Read more]

Summer School

Perhaps you heard something in the air earlier this summer. A murmur in the wind. A grumble in the distance. That was the sound of employment lawyers getting smarter and it came from San Antonio. The Alamo City hosted two Employment Law Conferences this Summer. Butler & Harris was proud to attend and contribute to [Read more]

Paul Harris is a Texas Rising Star

Super Lawyers magazine has named Paul Harris as a Texas Rising Star for 2017! Paul was recognized for his work in the field of Employment Law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects [Read more]