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While laws against harassment and discrimination are in place to protect employees, some claimants soon find themselves the subject of retaliation: being fired, demoted, arassed, or otherwise subjected to unfair treatment by their employers as a result of their allegations. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has put regulations in place to prohibit retaliatory […]
Texas is an “employment at will” state, and it’s important that employers understand exactly what that means, both for themselves and for their employees.   “At will” employment means that if there is no employment contract, either the employer or the employee may terminate the working relationship for any reason, at any time, with or […]
On January 31, 2017, the White House announced that President Obama’s 2014 executive order protecting employees from anti-LGBTQ discrimination will continue to be enforced under the Trump administration. Signed in July 2014, Obama’s executive order prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Specifically, it amended Executive Order 11246, […]
As the 2018 fiscal budget begins to take shape, the Trump administration is proposing a merger between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a subagency of the Labor Department that monitors affirmative action and nondiscrimination compliance for federal contractors. According to the president’s proposed budget, the […]