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February 2012 Archives

Case Dismissed!

Our client recently hired a sales manager who used to work for a competitor. The competitor immediately sued, claiming that our client had misappropriated a number of trade secrets when it hired the new employee. Here's how we got the case dismissed.

Avoid this mistake when communicating with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division.

Your company just received a Notice of Charge of Discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") or Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division ("TWC"). The agency will ask for a position statement from the employer, which it will consider during its investigation. The next round of communications will be very important, especially if the employee decides to file suit after the investigation.

Retaliation - Does timing matter?

No employment relationship lasts forever, and sometimes even productive employees are let go for legitimate business reasons. If the employee has complained of discrimination in the past, however, the company runs the risk of a claim that it retaliated against the employee for an earlier complaint. How long should a company wait to terminate a complaining employee for legitimate business reasons?

Four tips to evaluating (and hopefully dismissing) sexual harassment claims.

Sexual harassment cases can be difficult. In addition to the stress and emotional costs to everyone involved, the financial risk to the company can be incredibly high. Here are some things we look at to determine the chance of getting the case dismissed before trial.

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