EEOC Files Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Texas Roadhouse

/ 11/18/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency charged with enforcing the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, recently issued a press release regarding its decision to file suit against Texas Roadhouse, a restaurant chain.   According to the EEOC, Texas Roadhouse has engaged in a nationwide pattern of age discrimination in hiring hourly […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Law Specialist Highlights Key Federal Discrimination Laws

/ 09/30/2011 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment law specialist who has practiced employment law for more than twenty years, highlights the key federal discrimination laws that apply to most private employers. The key federal discrimination laws that apply to most private employers include:• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: prohibits employment discrimination […]

Special Consideration Must Be Given When Drafting Separation Agreements for Employees Who Are Over 40 Years Old

/ 09/25/2011 Employers may ask departing employees to sign separation agreements. In a typical separation agreement, the employer agrees to provide additional compensation to the employee and the employee agrees not to sue the employer on any existing claims. According to Dallas employment law attorney Keith Clouse, an employer must carefully draft a separation agreement […]

EEOC Reports Workplace Discrimination Charges at All Time High

/ 01/24/2011 The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently announced that more private sector workplace discrimination charges had been filed with the federal agency in fiscal year 2010 than ever before.  The statement, released on January 11, 2011, is available here:  The EEOC enforces federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, harassment and […]

EEOC Issues Press Release Regarding 2010 Statistics

/ 12/09/2010 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a press release detailing statistics from its fiscal year 2010 (available at  The EEOC is the federal agency charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws that protect America’s workers from discrimination and retaliation, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the […]

Texas Employment Lawyer Educates – Waiving Federal Age Discrimination Claims in a Severance Agreement

/ Clouse – Texas Employment Lawyer In tough economic times, employers may ask certain employees to take early retirement packages.  Oftentimes such a package contains a waiver whereby an employee releases any claims the employee may have against the employer. But if an employer seeks a waiver of a possible age claim, the employer must […]

Dallas Employment Lawyer Explains – Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Keith Clouse Texas Lawyer

Dallas, Texas ( — The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects individuals age forty or older from employment discrimination based on age, whether the individual is an employee or a job applicant. The ADEA applies to employers that (1) are engaged in an industry affecting commerce; and (2) employ twenty or more […]