Settling an Employment-Related Lawsuit

/cdklawyers.com// 07/25/2010 Employers and employees may find themselves in litigation with one another over the breach of an employment contract, the theft of trade secrets, the breach of a non-compete agreement, or a discrimination or retaliation matter.  If the parties are like most parties to litigation, they will resolve their dispute with a settlement agreement […]

Employers Should Avoid Asking Certain Questions When Interviewing Job Applicants

/cdklawyers.com// 05/16/2010 Most managers know that an employer may be held liable for making discriminatory hiring decisions; however, not all managers know what questions are—and are not—appropriate to ask during an interview.  Simply put, a manager conducting an interview should not attempt to solicit information to enable the manager to make a hiring decision based […]

Texas Court of Appeals Rules that Amendment to Federal Law Applies to Lawsuit Brought Under Texas State Law

/cdklawyers.com// 04/11/2010 A Texas court ruled that an amendment to the federal antidiscrimination law applies to the state law.  Prairie View A&M Univ. v. Chatha, No. 01-09-00840-CV (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.], April 1, 2010), available at http://www.1stcoa.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/HTMLopinion.asp?OpinionID=87650. A plaintiff must file a charge of discrimination within 180 days after an alleged discriminatory employment practice occurs. […]

Discovery Matters in Lawsuits over Employment Law Issues

/cdklawyers.com// 03/14/2010 Employers and employees may find themselves in litigation with one another over a breach of contract issue, the breach of a non-compete agreement, or a discrimination or retaliation matter.  Sometimes, the parties can resolve their differences easily.  But if the parties are not able to resolve the case at the outset, they must […]