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November 2019 Archives

McDonald's employee files harassment lawsuit

Employers in Texas are generally required to take steps to protect employees from on-the-job harassment. A lawsuit filed by a female McDonald's employee in Michigan claimed that she was touched and propositioned for sex by a male colleague. It is just one of what an attorney claims are more than 50 cases currently pending against the company. The lawsuit referenced the recent termination of the company's former CEO for engaging in a romantic relationship with another employee.

Wage theft costs workers billions of dollars

Workers in Texas and throughout the country may not always be paid their full wage in a given pay period. This is called wage theft, and there are many tactics that employers may use to pay less than what their employees are owed. These strategies include failing to pay overtime and failing to pay a employee for all hours worked in a given pay period. Employers may also hold back tips or pay workers less than the minimum wage in a given state.

Lawsuit accuses former WeWork CEO of gender discrimination

The allegations made within a lawsuit filed against the former CEO of WeWork might sound familiar to people in Texas who have suffered gender discrimination at work. The woman, who had worked as the CEO's chief of staff, claims that he discriminated against her and paid her significantly less than the man who took over her role.

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