Category: Sex / Gender Discrimination

Timing Isn’t Everything in a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently joined the Second, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits in holding that where an employer shows that it had legitimate non-discriminatory reasons for firing a pregnant employee (e.g., non-performance), a mere fact that the employee was fired shortly after…

Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?

Many businesses routinely face the question of what to do when a nursing employee asks that she be allowed to take a break to express milk at work and that she be allowed to do so in a private space? Does an employer have…

The Supreme Court Strikes Down The Defense of Marriage Act – Has Little Effect On Texas

Earlier this week, in a rare move to strike down a federal law, the United States Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) invalid because it violated the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the United States Constitution. While the LGBT community has hailed the ruling in United States v. Windsor as a major victory,…

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