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December 2012 Archives

U.S. judge OKs Verizon's pension transfer

Back in November, we discussed a lawsuit that had been filed here in Texas by Verizon retirees in an attempt to halt the sale of their pension plan to Prudential Insurance Company of America. The retirees--who actually worked for a Verizon predecessor--argued that the sale violated the Employee Retirement Security Act.

Dillard's settles disability discrimination lawsuit

Under both Texas law and federal law, employees have the right to work in workplaces free of discrimination on the basis of a number of things. They include race, sex, religion, pregnancy, nationality, disability and other classifications. Not only does the law stop employers from obvious and blatant forms of discrimination, such as firing or harassing workers, but also from more subtle discriminatory acts.

White Texas woman says she is victim of race-based discrimination

Most often when people think of workplace discrimination, they might imagine the victims to be of racial or other minority groups. However, this is not always the case as people who identify with majority groups are sometimes discriminated against as well. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Lawsuit: Wafflehouse CEO fosters 'pattern of sexual harassment'

As 2012 comes to a close, it is unfortunate to say that in this modern day sexual harassment still exists in workplaces here in San Antonio. While sexual harassment is illegal and victims may have more options to hold their employers accountable than they did in the past, it is unfortunate that such behaviors find their way into our workplaces.