First Impression Case: Fifth Circuit Rules on Ministerial Exception to Employment Discrimination Law

/ 11/10/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the dismissal of an employment discrimination lawsuit because it found that the ministerial exception applied. This exception bars employment discrimination lawsuits brought by ministers against their churches. Cannata v. Catholic Diocese of Austin, No. 11-51151 (5th Cir. Oct. 24, 2012), available at   The […]

EEOC Enters Into National Mediation Agreements With Employers

/ 10/21/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a press release detailing its National Universal Agreement to Mediate with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. The press release is available at More than 200 national and regional private sector employers, including several Fortune 500 companies, have entered into similar mediation agreements with the […]

Discrimination Lawsuits: Dallas employment law attorney, clears up confusion

Dallas, Texas ( Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment law attorney, clears up confusion regarding the “burden-shifting” framework that has been mentioned by commentators recently when discussing the latest United States Supreme Court decisions regarding employment discrimination. As Mr. Clouse explains, this framework addresses the shifting burdens of proof and production at play in proving a […]