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with a dedicated focus on specific
types of civil rights abuses.

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we focus our efforts on areas of the law where
violations of civil rights and breaches of trust occur.

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to clients subjected to unfair, damaging violations
of rights our laws are supposed to protect.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Houston Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit

    Houston Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit

    Texas is an at-will employment state, meaning that unless there is a contractual agreement saying otherwise, an employee employed for an indefinite term may be terminated at will without cause. A Beaumont wrongful termination lawsuit appealed to the Texas Supreme Court created an exception to the employment at-will doctrine. In its 1985 Sabine Pilot decision,

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  • Sexual Harassment Retaliation Lawsuit Settled

    Sexual Harassment Retaliation Lawsuit Settled

    The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (Title VII). More specifically, harassment based on sex is a violation of Section 703

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  • South Texas Racial Harassment Lawsuit

    South Texas Racial Harassment Lawsuit

    The Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) assist with enforcing laws that forbid employment discrimination based on race, including workplace racial harassment. Ethnic slurs, racial jokes, offensive or derogatory comments, or other verbal or physical conduct based on a person’s race constitute unlawful racial harassment if

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  • Ethnic Slurs and Hostile Work Environment

    Ethnic Slurs and Hostile Work Environment

    The Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission can receive and investigate charges or complaints racial and national origin harassment related to employment. Texas Labor Code Chapter 21 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect individuals against employment discrimination and harassment. As explained by

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Practice Areas

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  • Racial Harassment

    Racial harassment creates a hostile work environment and there are many different types of conduct, communication and words that are offensive.

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  • Sexual Harassment

    This type of unlawful conduct specifically involves employment setting behaviors by owners, officers, supervisors, coworkers and others which is prohibited by Texas and federal law.  Persons subjected to sexual harassment, including men or women, who are seeking additional information about sexual harassment can consult an attorney and access the websites of the Texas Workforce Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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  • Wrongful Termination

    An employer who fires an employee in Texas because the employee refuses to do an illegal act can be subject to liability because of a 1985 Texas Supreme Court case called Sabine Pilot Service, Inc. v. Hauck, 687 S.W.2d 733 (Tex.1985).

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  • Government Misconduct

    Our civil rights laws provide protections to people against abuse by government.

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  • Attorney Misconduct

    Law firms and attorneys who engage in misconduct can be held responsible for their misdeeds.  When a client suffers harm as a result of the misconduct of the client’s attorney, the client may seek compensation through the judicial system if the client has been subjected to legal malpractice and can prove damages, wrongs and causation.

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