Dallas, Texas Employment Law Specialist Highlights Key Federal Discrimination Laws

/cdklawyers.com// 09/30/2011 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment law specialist who has practiced employment law for more than twenty years, highlights the key federal discrimination laws that apply to most private employers. The key federal discrimination laws that apply to most private employers include:• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: prohibits employment discrimination […]

Who Qualifies as an “Employer” Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

/cdklawyers.com// 01/26/2011 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee based on the employee’s race, color, national origin, gender, or religion. But not every person or entity that employs workers qualifies as an employer under the statute and thus not every entity is bound […]

EEOC Reports Workplace Discrimination Charges at All Time High

/cdklawyers.com// 01/24/2011 The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently announced that more private sector workplace discrimination charges had been filed with the federal agency in fiscal year 2010 than ever before.  The statement, released on January 11, 2011, is available here: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-11-11.cfm.  The EEOC enforces federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, harassment and […]

Texas Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Agreement in Employment Discrimination Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 10/25/2010 The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that an arbitration agreement between an employer and a former employee should be enforced.  In re 24R, Inc., No. 09-1025 (Tex. Oct. 22, 2010), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2010/oct/091025.htm.  The former employee filed an employment discrimination lawsuit, and the employer moved to compel arbitration based on a signed arbitration […]

Receiving a Dismissal Notice from the EEOC

/cdklawyers.com// 10/11/2010 Employees and former employees may file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding workplace discrimination and/or retaliation.  If the parties decline to mediate their dispute, the EEOC will investigate the matter to determine whether a violation of employment law occurred.  If the EEOC is unable to determine that a violation occurred, it […]

United States Supreme Court Rules on Arbitration Agreement Issue in Employment Law Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 07/03/2010 The United States Supreme Court recently ruled on an arbitration agreement issue in the employment context.  Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson, No. 09-497, __ U.S. __ (June 21, 2010), available at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/09-497.pdf.  Jackson sued Rent-A-Center for employment discrimination.  Rent-A-Center filed a motion to compel arbitration.  The district court granted Rent-A-Center’s motion.  On appeal […]