In the Fifth Circuit, which includes Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status
Category: Sex / Gender Discrimination
Lessons from the Mavericks Sexual Harassment Scandal: Specific Steps Your Company Can Take to Avoid a #MeToo Situation
Eradicating sexual harassment in the workplace requires commitment from the upper echelons with the company, creation of clear anti-harassment policies, effective training, and consistent enforcement of such policies. If your company is committed to making a change, but not sure where to begin, the above recommendations provide a good starting check list for making such changes.
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
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
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