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]

Laid-Off TV Video Editor Can Air Disability Claims for Jury

Here is a news article about the firm’s recent appellate victory in Caldwel v. KHOU-TV. The article appeared on, and it re-printed here with permission from the author, Patrick Dorrian   A laid-off video editor at a Houston TV station who had bone cancer as a child can pursue claims that he was let [Read more]

Fifth Circuit Victory!

Butler & Harris is proud to announce a recent victory in an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is Gerald Caldwell versus KHOU-TV and Gannett Company. A federal district court in Houston dismissed the case before it could go before a jury, but the Fifth Circuit reversed that ruling and restored [Read more]

Judge Allows Jury to Resolve a Dispute: Pesce vs. NYPD

Sounds simple, right? Lawsuits start because two parties are in a dispute. That is the whole point. No one goes around suing somebody they agree with. That is why we have juries: to settle disputes and decide who is more likely telling the truth. But remarkably, many, many employment cases get thrown out of court [Read more]

Kathy Butler on Why She Advocates: “Let’s break down more walls”

  Kathy is featured in the September 2015 issue of Diabetes Forecast, a publication of the American Diabetes Association. The article is titled, “Advocates Fight for Fair Treatment and Diabetes Research Funding.” In highlighting her accomplishments representing individuals with diabetes who seek equal treatment in the workforce, the feature also reveals Kathy’s passion for helping [Read more]

How a Landmark Civil Rights Law Has Protected People with Diabetes for 25 Years

In 25 years of existence, the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), has opened a lot of doors in our nation’s workplaces. In recognition of the 25-year anniversary, our own Kathy Butler, along with Katie Hathaway, the Managing Director of Legal Advocacy for the American Diabetes Association, wrote the following post which appeared on the [Read more]