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 […]

Who Qualifies as an “Employer” Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

/cdklawyers.com// 01/26/2011 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee based on the employee’s race, color, national origin, gender, or religion. But not every person or entity that employs workers qualifies as an employer under the statute and thus not every entity is bound […]

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 […]

Texas Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Agreement in Employment Discrimination Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 10/25/2010 The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that an arbitration agreement between an employer and a former employee should be enforced.  In re 24R, Inc., No. 09-1025 (Tex. Oct. 22, 2010), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2010/oct/091025.htm.  The former employee filed an employment discrimination lawsuit, and the employer moved to compel arbitration based on a signed arbitration […]

Dallas employment lawyer report on Summary Judgment for an Employer in Dallas

/cdklawyers.com/Keith Clouse – Dallas employment lawyer A United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently granted summary judgment to an employer in an age discrimination claim.  Bell v. Raytheon Co., No. 3:08-CV-0702-G (N.D. Tex. July 31, 2009), available at https://ecf.txnd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2008cv0702-101.  Three employees of Raytheon alleged the company discriminated against them by denying […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Gives Plaintiff a Chance to Prove Race Discrimination

/cdklawyers.com/Keith Clouse – Dallas race discrimination lawyer  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed summary judgment on a race discrimination claim.  Lee v. Kansas City S. Ry. Co., No. 08-30444 (5th Cir. June 30, 2009), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/08/08-30444-CV0.wpd.pdf.  Marcus Lee, an African-American train engineer, sued his former employer for race-based employment discrimination and retaliatory […]

Keith Clouse – Dallas employment lawyer Reports Federal Court in Dallas, Texas Considers Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Case

Keith Clouse – Dallas employment lawyer/ 08/10/2009 A Dallas court recently considered a racially-based employment discrimination and retaliation matter: Curry v. Telect, Inc., No. 3:08-CV-0933-D (N.D. Tex. June 15, 2009), available at https://ecf.txnd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2008cv0933-22. Billy Curry sued his former employer, Telect, Inc., for discriminating against him by discharging him and for retaliating against him because he […]

Discrimination Lawsuits: Dallas employment law attorney, clears up confusion

Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) 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 […]

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

Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — 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 […]