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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lawmaker group aims to prevent pregnancy discrimination

A bipartisan lawmaker group is trying to boost women's economic security and health in Texas and other parts of the United States. The group is doing this by reintroducing an act known as HR 2694, which promotes fairness for pregnant workers. Specifically, the lawmakers are trying to prevent discrimination by making sure that employers provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers who may not be able to perform all of a job's functions.

Former female police officer files workplace discrimination suit

A former police officer in another state recently claimed that she was mistreated on the basis of her gender. She also asserted that she was the victim of retaliation at her workplace. The officer thus decided to file a lawsuit against her employer. Individuals in Texas who experience discrimination and retaliation in the workplace can likewise seek justice through the civil court system.

Race discrimination can include bias against certain hairstyles

As many Americans have become more willing to discuss race openly, the subtle racism inherent in workplace expectations has come into sharper focus. Without realizing it, many workplaces define “professional” behavior, dress and grooming practices according to white norms. In some cases, these standards are difficult or impossible for non-whites to meet due to inherent differences in physical traits that have no impact on ability or job performance.

3 things pregnant women should know about discrimination

A pregnancy is a joyful time for most women, but some women feel a sense of dread when they realize they will have to tell their employer about the pregnancy. Discrimination is the cause of the dread. Fortunately, pregnant women have specific protections against discrimination in the workplace. These protections extend through the breastfeeding period. Any pregnant woman should learn about the protections in place for her.

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