Matthew Scott Fights Racial Discrimination In New Case

Claudell Cobbs, Jr. v. Midwest Air Technologies, Inc., (DALLAS, TX) - Today Scott Law Firm PLLC filed suit on behalf of former forklift driver Claudell Cobbs, Jr., against his former employer, Midwest Air Technologies. At the start of his shift on February 20, 2019, Mr. Cobbs went to his forklift and found a noose laying...

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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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Company Refuses To Pay Students For Summer Job Three Years Ago

They took a summer job hoping to make money to go to college, but students still haven’t been paid years later despite a judge’s order. A judge ruled one year ago that Trayon Hunter and Alona Bennett be paid almost $10,000 each for work that happened three years ago. But Tecomax has ignored the ruling. “Honestly I felt betrayed...

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Seventh Circuit Indicates It May Conclude that Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination Under Title VII

December 12, 2016 Executive Summary: Since its enactment, courts have followed the premise that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit sexual orientation discrimination. A changing of the tides began in July 2015, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) took the opposite position. Since that time, courts have struggled...

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$20 Million settlement reached in Fox News sexual harassment case

In July 2016, former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit accusing the chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment and retaliation. The complaint alleged that Carlson repeatedly refused Ailes’s sexual advances, which resulted in a pay cut, a move to a less desirable show, and a denial of opportunities to...

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EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance Regarding Retaliation Claims

The EEOC has issued new Enforcement Guidance regarding retaliation claims.  The guidance effectively broadens the scope of protection offered to employees who participate in EEO proceedings or complain about discriminatory practices in the workplace. Under the law, employers are not allowed to retaliate against an employee who is or has engaged in protected activity.  The...

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More On Forced Arbitration

As we have discussed previously, the increased use of forced arbitration by employers is the most destructive force in protecting employee rights. In 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gave some relief when it held that collective action waivers are unlawful under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In re D.R. Horton, Inc., 357...

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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...

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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...

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A Great Day for Employees Before the United States Supreme Court!

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court severely limited the reach of its 2011 class action decision in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes.  Remember, Dukes threw out a large class action against Wal-Mart alleging race discrimination in promotional opportunities.  The case has been a killer for potential class action claims in employment cases.  Not anymore. In...

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Forced arbitration is the single most discriminatory force in employment law today

Forced arbitration is the single most discriminatory force in employment law today. Forced arbitration allows companies to avoid judges and juries in favor of arbitrators who are paid by the company and who are less likely to find for employees who have been victimized by unlawful discrimination. Worse yet, forced arbitration often times includes a...

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