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March 2013 Archives

Restaurant fired worker who complained about racist customers

Most people in San Antonio know that it is illegal for their employers to discriminate against them or harass them. But, what about when a customer or client harasses you at work? Is your employer obligated to do anything about that?

Texas-based J.C. Penney sued for discrimination in hiring

We have discussed pregnancy discrimination quite a bit lately in this San Antonio Employment Law blog. It is almost difficult to stay away from the topic as allegations of pregnancy discrimination have been reported very often in the news in recent weeks. Unfortunately, it seems like this is happening in a number of workplaces.

Can an employer change a disability plan once you've made a claim?

Many workers in San Antonio are covered by a variety of insurance plans through their employers. People are often less familiar with the terms of their disability plans than their other insurance plans because many people never make disability claims. This is because this type of insurance is there only as a safety net, so that people will still have an income should they become disabled prior to retirement.

Christian school fires employee for having premarital sex

Last week, we discussed a pregnancy discrimination case, and since then another story has been reported involving a woman who allegedly lost her job due to her pregnancy. However, in this case, it was not the pregnancy itself that upset the employer; it was reportedly the manner in which the woman became pregnant. The 29-year-old woman's employer, a Christian college, fired the pregnant woman for engaging in pre-marital sex, according to a lawsuit that has now been filed.

Employer forced woman to quit job in 4th month of pregnancy

Back in January in our San Antonio Law Blog, we discussed whether more laws need to be on the books here in Texas to protect pregnant women from discrimination at work and in hiring. Although it is illegal to discriminate against employees on the basis of pregnancy, this is unfortunately somewhat common. Just this week, it was announced that a childcare provider in the Midwest, which has about 100 employees, agreed to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit after it reportedly forced a pregnant woman to quit.

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