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Judge allows plaintiff chance to amend wrongful termination case

Things may have looked bleak for a former social worker recently when a judge refused to hear her wrongful termination case this month. For some of our readers here in Texas, this would have meant further frustrations and a feeling of injustice. But for the woman in this case, the judge’s decision to allow her to amend her case before it could be heard again meant a second chance to tell her side of the story.

KFC restaurant sued for sexual harassment

As we have previously discussed, teenagers in Texas may be at a higher risk of experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace than adults. There are a number of reasons that teens may be likely to be harassed, including the fact that they are often in low-level positions and unaware of their employment rights.

2 Texas women accuse employer of age discrimination

Discriminating against workers and job applicants who are over the age of 40 on the basis of their age is illegal under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, but nonetheless it has been suggested that this kind of discrimination is prevalent in the U.S. Many older workers in Texas have walked a difficult road during the economic downturn in particular. Unfortunately, when job markets become tough, older workers are often the first to lose their jobs and the last to find replacement employment. They face discrimination on both fronts.