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Pregnancy discrimination suit filed against Texas resort company

A woman who used to work as the marketing director at a resort in Texas recently accused her employer of discriminating against her because she was pregnant. In fact, she claimed that she was terminated due to her pregnancy. She has thus decided to file a discrimination suit against the hotel and resort company.

According to the woman's lawsuit, she had spent six years with the company. However, after she became pregnant, the company reportedly told her that she was being terminated prior to her baby's due date. The company also allegedly eliminated her position following her return from maternity leave.

Former reporter files discrimination claim against news station

A former sport reporter in another state recently claimed that his employer, a television station, discriminated against him. He has thus decided to file a race discrimination claim against the station. In the same manner, anyone in Texas who is mistreated in the workplace due to his or her race has the right to seek justice in civil court.

In the recent out-of-state case, the former reporter, who is African American, asserted that he had worked for his employer since 2013. While there, he had also served as an anchor and earned an Emmy. The man claimed that managers at the station typically alerted reporters two months in advance if the station would not renew their contracts. However, he allegedly ended up being released from his job with no warning or explanation.

Former professor files religious discrimination suit

A former university professor in another state recently claimed that he and other professors were discriminated against in the workplace. He thus decided to file a discrimination lawsuit against the university. Employees in Texas who suffer religious discrimination can likewise seek to hold their employers accountable in civil court.

In the recent out-of-state employment discrimination case, the former professor who filed a lawsuit against his previous employer asserted that he had worked at the university for over 15 years. However, his department received a new chair back in 2016. At that time, the new chair reportedly began to eliminate workers in an effort to add younger and thus less expensive staff to the department.

Principal files age discrimination lawsuit against school board

An elementary school principal in another state recently claimed that he was mistreated on the job as a result of his age. He has thus decided to file a lawsuit against the school district's education board. In the same manner, anyone in Texas who experiences age discrimination in the workplace has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

In the recent out-of-state case, the principal claimed that the school district's education board asked him to leave his office so that another principal could take his place. The board then reportedly asked him to become the vice principal instead and move his office to an electrical closet. Prior to that, the man was allegedly made to work long days, weekends and holidays.

Man files race discrimination suit against city

A black employee in another state recently claimed that the city he worked for discriminated against him. Specifically, he claimed that he was the victim of false sexual harassment claims and was prevented from receiving a promotion due to his race. He has thus filed a federal suit against the municipality. Likewise, anyone in Texas who experiences race discrimination has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

The man in the recent out-of-state case initially worked for his city's drainage and sewer division. However, he claimed that he was then moved to the city's streets division as a result of discriminatory conduct. When he pursued another position he was reportedly qualified for, he had to complete a test, although a Caucasian applicant ultimately received the job. Around this same time, the man was reportedly accused of engaging in sexual harassment -- something he asserted that he had never done.

Statistics show the prevalence of sex discrimination in Texas

Workers across the United States continue to face sex discrimination in the workplace. That includes here in Texas, where discrimination based on a person’s sex has been among the most common type of complaint for years.

A recent case involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) highlights this stubborn problem. A female worker at a patio screen door fabrication center in Corsicana, Texas, accused her production manager and another company official of physically and verbally harassing her. That included acts of “physical aggression” and intimidation. Now the company, G2 Corporation, is agreeing to take action.

Woman files sexual orientation discrimination suit against school

A woman in another state recently claimed that she was mistreated in the workplace due to her sexual orientation. As a result, she has decided to file a federal discrimination suit against her employer, a Catholic high school. Likewise, any employee in Texas who is subject to employment discrimination has the right to fight back through the civil court system.

In the out-of-state case, the woman claimed that she was discriminated against and experienced a hostile workplace environment as a result of her sexual orientation. In addition, her employer reportedly retaliated against her due to her discrimination complaints. Specifically, she was suspended from her job as a high school guidance counselor because she was married to someone of the same sex.

Policewoman files pregnancy discrimination suit against employer

A female police officer in a nearby state says she lost out on the opportunity to make a career move due to being pregnant. She has filed a lawsuit against her employer. Likewise, anyone in Texas who faces pregnancy discrimination has the right to seek to hold the employer accountable through the civil court system.

The woman claimed that when she became pregnant, she lost the opportunity to switch to a new police squad. She reportedly asked to switch squads and had the necessary seniority to do so. In addition, her attorney noted that she had a strong reputation in her police department.

WeWork sued for age discrimination

A major coworking space company called WeWork, which is headquartered on the East Coast, was recently accused of discriminating against workers based on age. In addition, it is facing litigation for alleged gender wage inequity. Likewise, if employees in Texas face age discrimination or other types of employment discrimination, it is within their rights to seek justice through the civil court system.

Federal law states that it is not legal for employers to engage in discrimination against workers who are over the age of 39. However, this type of discrimination continues to happen. According to the federal government's commission on equal employment, more than 16,000 cases related to age discrimination were filed in 2018.

Former university HR exec files race, gender discrimination suit

A former human resources (HR) vice president at a university in another state recently claimed that her employer discriminated against her during her tenure there. The woman, who is black, has therefore filed a lawsuit against the university, seeking damages totaling at least two million dollars for the alleged gender and race discrimination she faced there. Employees in Texas who face discrimination in the workplace may likewise seek to hold their employers accountable in civil court.

In the out-of-state discrimination case, the former HR vice president asserted that the university consistently discriminated and retaliated against her, which made it difficult for her to enjoy and perform her job. The woman claimed that, as a result of the alleged discrimination she endured, she felt powerless, isolated and worthless. These feelings reportedly ended up taking a toll on her personal life along with her work life.

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