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Professor files pregnancy discrimination suit against college

An assistant professor of finance at a college in another state recently asserted that she was mistreated due to being pregnant. The woman has therefore decided to file a discrimination lawsuit against her employer. In the same manner, a woman who faces pregnancy discrimination in Texas has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

In the recent out-of-court case, the professor claimed that she had earned excellent ratings at her college, and her peers respected her. However, she claimed that, after she gave birth to a fourth child and then became pregnant once again, she began to be mistreated at work. For instance, she was reportedly taken out of the college's newly formed MBA program and was forced to instruct lower-level classes.

Mo'Nique files discrimination suit against Netflix

Mo'Nique, an Oscar-winning comedian and actress in another state, recently claimed that she was mistreated by Netflix on the basis of her race and gender. The African-American celebrity has thus decided to file a discrimination suit against the production company. Likewise, anyone in Texas who has faced race or gender discrimination has the right to see justice through the civil court system.

In the recent out-of-state case, the actress claimed that Netflix tried to pay her a lot less for her comedy special than it paid other male and non-African-American actors. Specifically, the company is accused of offering other celebrities millions more than it offered her. According to her lawsuit, she was offered just half a million dollars for a special.

2 file age discrimination suits against city

Two former city officials in another state recently claimed that they were discriminated against on the basis of age. For this reason, they have decided to file discrimination claims against the city. Likewise, individuals in Texas who experience age discrimination in the workplace have the right to seek to hold their employers accountable in court.

In the recent out-of-state case, the two former officials asserted that they had lost their municipal positions -- those of a recreation director and a planning director -- back in February. The former recreation director reportedly retired after nearly three decades with the municipality. He said that his retirement was not by choice, however, as he was given the option of retiring or being terminated.

What are the two categories of workplace discrimination?

Discrimination is an ugly side of society that many collectively seek to address and extinguish. A workplace can oftentimes employ people from many walks of life, and while one might hope that this would quiet prejudicial thoughts, that’s not always the case.

While many perceive the workplace to be a civil location, countless stories have arisen of discrimination. Prime cases of workplace incivility tend to dominate headlines, where an indiscretion by a boss evokes gasps. However, some discrimination is harder to detect, and thus harder to prove. In a workplace there are two key categories for employee discrimination: disparate treatment and disparate impact.

2 women file sex discrimination suit against distillery

Two women in another state recently accused their former employer, a distillery, of treating them unfairly due to their sex. The two women have thus filed a discrimination lawsuit against the establishment. Likewise, anyone in Texas who is a victim of sex discrimination has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

According to the two women's recently filed lawsuit, the distillery had made comments that were discriminatory against multiple female employees. In addition, the company reportedly created an atmosphere that was sexually charged. The company was also accused of constantly denying women promotions even though they were more qualified than the men who ended up receiving them.

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.

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