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]

Accommodating Pregnant Workers

Pregnancy is rough. There is this creature growing bigger and bigger in your body and it makes you tired, uncomfortable, and nauseous. And that is the best-case scenario. Many women experience complications that make the process even more difficult and dangerous. On top of all that, pregnant women still have to go out and make [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]

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]