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Former employees sue for age discrimination

Former agents of a large insurance company that provides coverage in Texas and around the country are suing their former employer for age discrimination. The lawsuit claims that the insurance company fired the workers due to their age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. It also claims that the workers were wrongly classified as independent contractors because the insurance agency controlled nearly all of their job duties directly.

Former Blizzard employee describes race discrimination

Texas residents who are fans of gaming might be interested in learning that an ex-employee of Blizzard posted a description of ongoing racial discrimination that he encountered while working for the company. He did so following the reveal of the sexual orientation of Soldier 76 in "Overwatch".

Retaliation common in sexual harassment cases

Some may wonder why some Texas women who have been victims of sexual harassment at work choose not to report the perpetrators or take action to put a stop to the behavior. Unfortunately, statistics gathered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Employment Equity make clear why workers in a bad situation often feel forced to make difficult choices. Most employees who complain about harassment on the job face some kind of retaliation at work, according to the researchers.

Discrimination at work could violate one or more federal laws

Employers in Texas must comply with multiple federal laws to ensure that their employees are not victims of discriminatory pay practices. The Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Equal Pay Act form the foundation of fair pay practices. The employee rights established by these laws set the standards used to decide disputes between employers and employees.

Women more likely to identify harassment at work

Women in Texas workplaces often have different views of sexual harassment than their male colleagues. While this may seem to be common sense to many people, it is also backed up by the results of a nationwide survey of male and female workers. The questions about sexual harassment were included in the American Family Survey, a poll with questions about marriage, children and public policy. Questioners asked respondents about various types of behavior, asking whether each action was a form of harassment.

Investigation finds Tesla has a racism problem

Texas workers may have had their own experiences with racism or discrimination in the workplace. According to the New York Times, Tesla has had several complaints from black workers about how they were treated while at the company. Among the complaints includes racial slurs being used, offensive drawings on bales of cardboard and not being given opportunities to advance within the company. While the company denies the allegations, a lawsuit was filed in 2017 by three former Tesla employees.

L'Oreal's racial discrimination lawsuit

Employees in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. who feel that they have faced workplace discrimination may be interested in the development of a recent lawsuit against L'Oreal. The plaintiff, a former vice president of digital marketing for the beauty supply company, is suing for racial discrimination that concluded with her being fired.

Gaming company faces discrimination lawsuit

Some people in Texas may have read an investigative report published a few months earlier by Kotaku that said the company Riot Games had a culture of harassment and discrimination. Riot Games is facing a lawsuit from a former and a current employee alleging a sexually hostile workplace, violation of the California Fair Pay Act and gender-based discrimination.

EEOC reports increase in sexual harassment claims

Sexual harassment has affected the lives of many workers in Texas. It has been the subject of nationwide controversy during the last several months. One year after the New York Times released its first investigation on Harvey Weinstein, the EEOC reports that sexual harassment complaints have increased by 12 percent.

How workers feel about sexual harassment

Roughly 35 percent of workers throughout Texas and the rest of the U.S. say they have experienced harassment on the job. This is according to the 2018 Hiscox Workplace Harassment Study that included 500 full-time workers. Of those who said they experienced harassment, half said that it was based on their gender or sex. Companies that fail to recognize and work to put an end to harassment could face negative consequences.

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