More Good News from the Supreme Court

Employees got more good news from the Supreme Court this week. In Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey, the Supreme Court held an employee is protected from unlawful retaliation even if the employee has not engaged in protected activity, but the employer mistakenly thinks he did. The employee, Jeffrey Heffernan, was a police officer...


Scott Law Firm PLLC: Former Cleburne Athletic Director Pam Lea Files Lawsuit Against Cleburne Independent School District

DALLAS, April 20, 2016,/PRNewswire/ -- Today former Cleburne Athletic Director Pam Lea filed a million-dollar discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the Cleburne Independent School District. The lawsuit is the culmination of more than a year's worth of wrangling between Lea and the district over her abrupt demotion from her position as Cleburne's Athletic Director. "This...


Trending the Employee Way – The Fifth Circuit Reverses Another Employer Summary Judgment

Employees seeking protection under the employment laws, including claims of employment discrimination and employment retaliation, have started to see better days in federal court.  It’s been no secret that federal courts in Texas have not been friendly to employment plaintiffs, and nowhere was that more apparent than in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in...