United States Supreme Court Rules on Employment Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 01/21/2012 The United States Supreme Court unanimously held that the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment bar lawsuits brought by ministers against churches if the ministers claim to have been terminated in violation of employment discrimination laws. Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC et al., No. 10-553, (Jan. 11, […]

EEOC Posts Guidance Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act

/cdklawyers.com// 11/05/2011 The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits an employer from discriminating against a qualified individual on the basis of a disability. Many employers struggle to interpret and apply this law, especially in light of amendments made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Fortunately, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the governmental agency charged with […]

Fifth Circuit Affirms Judgment for Employer in Disability Case

/cdklawyers.com// 11/03/2011 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision for an employer in a disability case. Griffin v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No. 10-30854 (5th Cir. Oct. 19, 2011), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/10/10-30854-CV0.wpd.pdf.   Following leave and because his previous position had been filled, an employee was assigned to an overnight shift. The […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Law Specialist Highlights Key Federal Discrimination Laws

/cdklawyers.com// 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 […]

EEOC Reports Workplace Discrimination Charges at All Time High

/cdklawyers.com// 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: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-11-11.cfm.  The EEOC enforces federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, harassment and […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Regarding Disability Discrimination

/cdklawyers.com// 12/14/2010 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Winborne v. Sunshine Health Care, Inc., No. 09-60765 (5th Cir. Nov. 17, 2010), available at: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/09/09-60765.0.wpd.pdf.   The plaintiff worked as a nurse for the defendant, a rest home.  She suffered attacks involving temporary loss of awareness, but […]

EEOC Issues Press Release Regarding 2010 Statistics

/cdklawyers.com// 12/09/2010 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a press release detailing statistics from its fiscal year 2010 (available at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/11-23-10.cfm).  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 […]