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Former VP at Chase settles wrongful termination suit

The former assistant vice president at JP Morgan Chase Bank has settled a wrongful termination case against the bank after she alleged that she was fired after alerting her bosses of wrongdoing at the bank.

The woman was a former “team leader” who claimed that she was fired for refusing to commit illegal acts. The woman accused Chase of gross neglect and fraud after the litigation and collecting of 23,000 delinquent credit card accounts.

The woman was responsible for auditing all the credit card accounts and when she could not certify the accuracy of the balances, she took the accounts off of the market. The woman said that she was terminated after she brought these claims to her bosses.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of wrongful termination, contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, by calling 512-330-0017.


SC states Texas immune from workers’ compensation retaliation suits

The Supreme Court ruled last week that the state of Texas is immune from workers’ compensation retaliation lawsuits.

The decision was decided after a case involving a woman that worked as a probationary officer for the district in 2006. Six months after she began working there, she was terminated after she filed a workers’ compensation claim. She then filed a retaliation lawsuit.

The Supreme Court cited a 1995 ruling and stated that that there was governmental immunity of political subdivisions were waived for retaliatory lawsuits. As a result of the Workers Compensation Act in 2005, changes were made to the rule and they are now immune from these suits.

If you or a loved one has been punished by an employee in an unjust way, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin workplace retaliation lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.


Katy ISD says school did not create hostile work environment

Officials with the Katy Independent School District have backed the leaders at Golbow Elementary and denied claims that they created a hostile work environment and harassed employees.

The officials with the school district have announced that the claims made lack any merit. Six people, including teachers and former educators, asked the school board members to investigate claims that school officials were involved in coercing resignations, alienating parents and ignoring complaints.

The school board was told that the administration is creating a “unhealthy and psychologically damaging work and learning environment.”

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hostile workplace environment, you need experienced representation on your side in order to receive the justice you deserve. Contact the Austin hostile work environment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.


Muslim Americans claims to be facing civil right violations at work, school

The assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has testified in a congressional hearing claiming that Muslim Americans are facing discrimination in the workplace and schools because of their religious beliefs.

Recently, there have been several cases brought up that show examples of the discrimination against Muslim Americans and witnesses have testified in a hearing with the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.

According officials in the case, Muslims make up less than one percent of the U.S. population, but they make up at least 25 percent of all workplace discrimination cases.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of workplace discrimination that has violated your civil rights, contact the civil rights lawyers Austin of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.


Employee suing Target for allowing hostile work environment

A Target employee is now suing the store for allowing a hostile work environment to take place.

The man that filed the suit was hired to Target on Dec. 3, 2003 in order to help with the loss prevention department. He  worked till January 19.

According to the lawsuit, the man worked in a hostile environment after he was made the store team leader. The man claims that the constant harassment lead the man’s diabetes to spike and caused him to have to leave the job.

If you or a loved one has been subjected to a hostile workplace, contact the Austin hostile workplace environment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, by calling 512-330-0017 today.


Construction company settles wrongful termination case

One Stop Construction and Restoration has now settled a wrongful termination case that was dismissed and the reinstated two months later.

The lawsuit was originally filed in December 2008 when  former employee stated that he was terminated without a three-year notice that was required under his contract.

Under the terms of the agreement that he signed in January 2007, the company had to pay the man the entire employment wages and they were required to submit a three-year notice before the man was let go. Court officials have said that the company will present a  final judgment this week.

If you or a loved one has legal grounds that show that you were fired wrongfully, you need experienced representation on your side that may be able to help you fight for the justice you deserve. Contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


Former SAPD employee files sexual discrimination lawsuit

A former San Antonio police department employee filed a sexual discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the city and it has now been settled.

According to documents, the city must pay the woman $155,000 after being fired from the department in 2008. The woman began to work in the department as a graduate intern in 1995 and then became a full-time employee in 1996. She was then promoted until she reached senior management analyst.

The woman filed a lawsuit in 2007 and claimed that she faced discrimination, harassment and mistreatment from her new supervisor. She then said that she faced retaliation for filing the suit, which ultimately lead to her termination.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of workplace retaliation, contact the Austin workplace retaliation lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, by calling 512-330-0017


Senate passes bill to further extend protection on whistleblower nurses

The Senate has just passed a bill that will help further protect nurses in whistleblower situations after two nurses in Winkler County lost their jobs and faced criminal charges for reporting a doctor that was giving substandard care.

The incident began after the two nurses reported the doctor to the Texas Medical Board. The doctor then found out that the board was investigating anonymous claims and told the sheriff.

The sheriff then held an investigation to determine who made the claims. They were then found and faced criminal charges as a result of the complaints. The board the cited the doctor withe multiple charges including improper treatment in an emergency room.

The bill that was passed last week was done so that this situation would not happen again. There will now be a $25,000 imposed a license holder who attempts to retaliate against nurses.

If you or a loved one are considering being involved in a whistleblower case, you need experienced representation on your side in order to help you through this stressful time. Contact the Austin whistleblower attorney of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.


Sexual harassment case against Texas judge settled

A sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed against a Texas judge has now settled for $375,000.

According to news sources, the man used profanity and made multiple  sexual comments that made employees feel uncomfortable. The lawsuit states that the man made comments referring to his genitalia and also told one woman that she needed to get out of his way because “he couldn’t even see around her butt.”

A former court secretary and a former court reporter were awarded in the settlement. The judge resigned in June, but fills in there sometimes as a visiting judge.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyer of The Melton Law Firm, by calling 512-330-0017 today.

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