Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules for Plaintiff in Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Matter

/ 01/26/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled for the plaintiff in a same-sex sexual harassment matter. Cherry v. Shaw Coastal, Inc., No. 11-30403 (5th Cir. Jan. 19, 2012), available at A supervisor sent the plaintiff sexually charged text messages and regularly touched the plaintiff. Both the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s immediate […]

Dallas Employment Law Specialist Offers Tips to Avoid Legal Liability at the Company Party

/ 12/10/2011 While a company party should be a time for fun and merriment, an employer must prepare carefully to avoid potential legal issues. Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse provides the following tips.   First, an employer should consider the added legal exposure that serving alcohol can bring. To avoid alcohol-related problems, an employer may […]

Dallas age discrimination lawyer on Texas Supreme Court Rule

The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that statements made by an employee not connected to another employee’s discharge did not comprise sufficient evidence to support an age discrimination claim. AutoZone, Inc. v. Reyes, __ S.W.3d __, No. 07-0773 (Tex. Dec. 5, 2008). Salvador Reyes, an AutoZone employee, was accused of sexually harassing a co-worker in […]