West Texas Employer Settles Disability Discrimination Suit

A West Texas auto dealership has agreed to settle a discrimination suit filed by the EEOC alleging that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) following the forced resignation of dealership manager, Randall Hurst after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Severance Packages Should Be Closely Reviewed

As the country continues to slog through a tough economy, there are still companies choosing to downsize and many of those companies offer severance packages as a matter of policy. When an employee is let go and the company offers a severance package, there are a few things to remember about the process that could …

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Texas Non-Compete Agreements Just Got Easier to Enforce

Just recently, the Texas Supreme Court handed down a decision that will make non-compete agreements a whole lot easier for employers to enforce. Anytime there is a change in employment law and you happen to be running a business, make it a point to contact your Dallas business lawyer and ask what the latest changes …

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False Deeds Equal Real Estate Fraud

With the U.S. in a deep recession, there is another very popular scam making the rounds – stealing property using a false deed. It’s disturbingly safe for a thief to steal someone’s property using a false deed. In fact, this kind of scheme or real estate scam has become so popular it almost rivals other …

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Bankruptcy Code Prohibits Employer Retaliation

Given the the numbers of personal bankruptcy filings in America, it is likely that a greater number of U.S. workers face the possibility of losing their jobs because of an employer’s bias against people who resort to bankruptcy protection. 11 U.S.C. §525(b) of the Federal Bankruptcy Code states that “no private employer may terminate the …

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Do you have a school fraud claim?

You’ve seen the ads on television and the internet – get a top quality education in half the time and the doors will be opened to your dream job. Our Dallas based attorneys investigate and pursue consumer fraud claims against trade schools and for profit proprietary schools who make false promises to lure students to …

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The Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all employment practices. It is necessary to understand several important ADA definitions to know who is protected by the law and what constitutes illegal discrimination: INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY An individual with a disability under the ADA is a person who has a physical or …

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National Origin Discrimination

It is illegal to discriminate against an individual because of birthplace, ancestry, culture, or linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group. A rule requiring that employees speak only English on the job may violate Title VII unless an employer shows that the requirement is necessary for conducting business. If the employer believes such a …

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