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]

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]

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]

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]