Negotiating a Severance Package

A severance package is an agreement between an employee and a former employer itemizing the benefits and pay associated with the employee’s termination. You may have been offered such a package if you have been fired or laid off from your job. Unfortunately, many terminated employees are never offered a package and may not even...

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Help With Filing Federal Discrimination Complaints

The thought of having to take on the Federal government for discrimination can be overwhelming, but it does not have to be. All Federal agencies that provide financial assistance are responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination. If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination, you may file a complaint with the specific Federal...

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Help Filing Your Texas Unemployment Claim

Do you need to file an unemployment claim with the Texas Workforce Commission, but just do not know where to start? Here at Scott Law Firm PLLC, we are unemployment legal advocates and we know how vital it is to get claims filed as soon as possible. We can help you navigate this important task....

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Is My Employer Required to Accommodate My Religious Beliefs?

Do you feel that your religious rights are being violated in your workplace? Maybe you have been overlooked for a promotion based on your faith, or perhaps you have been denied proper accommodations to practice your religion. If so, your employer could very well be violating the civil rights of the people he or she...

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Top 6 Types of Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Racial discrimination is a prevalent issue in the workplace. You may not even be aware that it is happening in your workplace. Racial discrimination can be defined as treating an applicant or employee unfairly due to his/her race and/or personal characteristics associated with a race. Personal characteristics include, but are not limited to, hair texture,...

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How To Prove Racial Discrimination In The Workplace

Racial discrimination is present in the workplace and rears its head consistently in the workplace. These cases are notoriously difficult to prove and have the lowest success rate in court - only around 15% of claims sought for racial discrimination in the workplace are successful. So how can employees go about proving racial discrimination and...

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How Workplaces Can Accommodate Disabilities

Companies and organizations are increasingly realizing the need for incorporating diversity into their respective workplaces. As of present time, about 18% of people living with disabilities are employed. This means that there is a larger pool of disabled people who don’t have a job and are actively looking for one. The Americans with Disabilities Act...

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The Top 5 Signs Of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Sexual harassment may not be clear-cut and obvious at all times. Hence, most employees find it difficult to determine if they are being sexually harassed in the workplace. Anyone who has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace knows how stressful and frightening it is. A 2016 report by EEOC or the US Equal Employment Opportunity...

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The Top 5 Signs Of Discrimination In The Workplace

Workplace discrimination is a serious matter, and many employees suffer from its effects without even realizing that they are being discriminated against at work. Workplace discrimination is quite subtle at times and signs are not always obvious. Many employees might be unable to prove that they are being discriminated against at work due to the...

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Texas Unemployment Benefits in the Age of Coronavirus/COVID-19

As the COVID-19 or “Coronavirus” has severely affected our community, many counties – including Dallas County – have issued Stay-at-Home orders requiring people to work from home and for non-essential businesses to close. This has had a direct effect on many employees, finding themselves out of work without a steady source of income to support...

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How Common Is Sexual Harassment in State Government?

What Is Sexual Harassment According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Sexual Harassment is defined as any form of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal and physical harassment of a sexual nature. Sexual Harassment is commonly divided into two categories: “Quid Pro Quo” and Hostile Environment: Quid Pro Quo -...

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What to Look for—And Lookout For—When Hiring an Employment Lawyer

There are a few things you want to make sure you look for when hiring an employment lawyer to handle your employment case. Make Sure you Hire an Employment Lawyer 1. First and foremost—MAKE SURE YOU HIRE AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER! Lawyers like to dabble, and you don’t want a lawyer who dabbles in employment law....

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Forced Arbitration

Today, one of the fundamental rights we have as Americans—indeed, something that makes America truly unique compared to the rest of the world—is under constant attack. What is this right? The right to trial by jury. In particular, employers large and small, and their armies of attorneys have waged an all-out war against this fundamental...

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Matthew Scott Appointed Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Rockwall, Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2019 MATTHEW SCOTT APPOINTED ASSOCIATE MUNICIPAL JUDGE FOR THE CITY OF ROCKWALL, TX (ROCKWALL, TX) - Effective January 1, 2019, Matthew R. Scott of Scott Law Firm PLLC will preside as the Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Rockwall, TX. The Rockwall Municipal Court is responsible for the adjudication...

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