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 bna.com, 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 at the 25th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course

If a seminar is about Advanced Employment Law topics, it is not surprising when Katherine Butler is one of the speakers. Last month, the State Bar of Texas held its 25th Annual seminar on Advanced Employment Law up in Dallas. Kathy presented her paper, a 2016 Year in Review for federal employment law cases. The [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]

Rights of Houston Students with Diabetes

One of Kathy’s volunteer hats is advocacy for people with diabetes. She currently chairs the national Legal Advocacy Sub-Committee of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In that role, she spoke last week at a gathering of Houston parents whose children have diabetes. The topic was the rights of children with diabetes in schools. The ADA [Read more]