Employment Suit Research Paper

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All Dallas business owners should appreciate and understand the basics of employment law in Dallas TX. Although most businesses make every effort to follow the laws and treat their employees with respect, even the most well-intended owners and managers may find themselves on the wrong end of an employment lawsuit. Simon | Paschal PLLC represents employers in all types of employee lawsuits and present this information about the most common types of employment lawsuits to raise employer awareness. Employment Law in Dallas TX - Types of Employment Lawsuits 1. Discrimination Suits Discrimination suits are suits brought by employees who allege that they were treated adversely because they are members of a protected class. Discrimination can be claimed if the employee claims that she suffered an adverse employment action (termination, demotion, missing out on promotions and raises), despite the adequacy of her performance, because of her: Race Gender Religion Age Disability…show more content…
Constitution, the Texas Constitution, and other federal and state laws. In Texas, sexual orientation and marital status are not protected classes, but everything protected under federal law is also protected under Texas law. Management and all employees should be consistently reminded of how to conduct themselves at work. 2. Workplace Harassment Suits Harassment suits can occur when the actions of coworkers or managers create a hostile work environment through enduring and pervasive bad conduct that results in adverse employment actions. According to the EEOC, harassment can involve threats of violence, verbal abuse, passing on obscene photos, and even making offensive jokes. Employers should train all management regarding what kind of communications are appropriate to use with staff, and the employee handbook should be very specific about how employees should treat one another. 3. Whistleblower

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