EEOC Educates Students about Discrimination and Harassment

/cdklawyers.com// 09/29/2012 Unfortunately, young workers make easy targets for sexual harassment and other forms of employment discrimination. A young worker is new to the working world and may not understand the laws that protect her. She may not know how to respond to inappropriate conduct, and she may have no idea how to get her […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination/Retaliation Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 08/25/2012 A plaintiff claimed his employer discriminated against him because of his non-Japanese origin and retaliated against him when he complained about the discrimination. The district court granted summary judgment for the employer, but the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that determination. Schirle v. Sokudo USA, L.L.C., et al., No. 11-10788 (5th Cir. […]

Texas Supreme Court Addresses Attorney’s Fee Award in Employment Discrimination Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 07/13/2012 The Texas Supreme Court recently considered the calculation of an attorney’s fee award in an employment discrimination and retaliation case brought pursuant to Texas’s antidiscrimination statute. El Apple I, Ltd. v. Olivas, No. 10-0490, (Tex. June 22, 2012), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2012/jun/100490.pdf.   Texas uses the lodestar method when awarding attorney’s fees. A court […]

EEOC Launches Small Business Task Force to Focus on Improving Outreach to Small Businesses

/cdklawyers.com// 02/25/2012 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency charged with enforcing the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, recently announced that it has launched an internal task force that will focus on expanding and improving its outreach efforts and technical assistance to small businesses. The task force will strive to find ways in which […]

EEOC Files Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Texas Roadhouse

/cdklawyers.com// 11/18/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency charged with enforcing the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, recently issued a press release regarding its decision to file suit against Texas Roadhouse, a restaurant chain.   According to the EEOC, Texas Roadhouse has engaged in a nationwide pattern of age discrimination in hiring hourly […]

Fifth Circuit Affirms Judgment for Employer in Disability Case

/cdklawyers.com// 11/03/2011 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision for an employer in a disability case. Griffin v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No. 10-30854 (5th Cir. Oct. 19, 2011), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/10/10-30854-CV0.wpd.pdf.   Following leave and because his previous position had been filled, an employee was assigned to an overnight shift. The […]

EEOC Enters Into National Mediation Agreements With Employers

/cdklawyers.com// 10/21/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a press release detailing its National Universal Agreement to Mediate with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. The press release is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-27-11.cfm. More than 200 national and regional private sector employers, including several Fortune 500 companies, have entered into similar mediation agreements with the […]

EEOC Issues Press Release Regarding Impact of 9/11 on Employment Discrimination

/cdklawyers.com// 10/07/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against employees, recently issued a press release regarding the effect of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on employment discrimination.  In the initial months after 9/11, the EEOC saw a 250% increase in […]