The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act prohibits companies from claiming tax deduction for confidential settlements paid for sexual harassment and abuse and the related lawyer’s fees.
Tag: Wrongful Termination
The Fifth Circuit Reminds that the Interactive Process Under ADA Is a Two-Way Street
The Fifth Circuit recently found in favor of the City of Austin for firing a disabled employee because he did not attempt to perform his
At-Will Employment in Texas – What Does it Mean?
In Texas, employment is presumed to be at-will. This means that, absent a specific agreement to the contrary, employment may be terminated by the employer
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
Steve Sarkisian Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against USC Trojans; Claims Discrimination Based on Alcoholism
In early October, the University of Southern California fired Steve Sarkisian, its head football coach after an incident where he appeared drunk during a speech at
Where CEO Drinks and Sleeps with Employees, A Company Is Not Required to Allow Him to “Cure” His Behavior Before Termination
In Duncan v. Woodlawn Manufacturing, Ltd., the company fired the CEO after he became intoxicated at a work dinner charged to a company credit card and asked a