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]

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]

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]

Married on Sunday, Fired on Monday?

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court delivered its landmark decision, Obergefell v Hodges, recognizing the constitutional right of men and women to marry, regardless of the spouse’s gender. But, does this decision protect these newlyweds from discrimination at work because of their sexual orientation? Or will they be married on Sunday only to be [Read more]