Regulators are currently investigating a retaliation case after a Dallas hospital allegedly fired a social worker when she filed a complaint against her supervisors when they asked her to violate regulations.
According to the Department of State Health Services, a lawsuit has now been filed against the Parkland Memorial Hospital after a former social worker was fired for stating that her supervisors asked her to transcribe the vouchers for medication, talk about medications with patients and also discuss different “medication options with doctors.”
Social workers should make recommendation for medication prescriptions or transcribe vouchers. The lawsuit claims that the woman was fired shortly after reporting this issue. This is not the first incident that has come about at the hospital and regulators are now stating the the hospital needs a complete overhaul.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of retaliation in the workplace, you need representation on your side at this time that may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact the Austin retaliation lawsuit lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.
A former employee at Viva Railings has filed a lawsuit against the company that states that they failed to pay overtime when they required employees to work over 40 hours.
According to the lawsuit, the man worked for Viva Railings from April 23, 2010 to November 22, 2011 and stated that for 39 weeks, he was not paid overtime even though he averaged 56 hours a week.
The man is now seeking the compensation from missed wages, the company has already paid the partial amount of overtime at this time. He is also seeking wages for physical pain, mental anguish, liquidated distress and punitive damages.
If you or a loved one would like to know whether you are eligible for overtime wages and you have not received them, contact the Austin overtime wage violation lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.
A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Desperate Housewives actress, Nicollette Sheridan, has now received a re-trial date.
According to court documents, the lawsuit claims that Sheridan’s character on the television show was “killed off” because of a fight that she got into with the show’s creator, Mark Cherry.
The lawsuit claims that Cherry allegedly struck Sheridan in the altercation and Sheridan was let go from her spot on the show as a result. The lawsuit is filed against Cherry as well as the other executives with Touchstone Television Production.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of wrongful termination from your job, you need representation that is committed to fighting for justice. Contact the Austin wrongful termination lawsuit lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.
A recent study done at the Centre for Work and Life at the University of South Australia stated that when it comes to sexual harassment lawsuits, the person who has filed the lawsuit is more likely to leave the company before the alleged offender does.
The study found that 60 percent of lawsuit complainant’s will resign or quit their job compared to 10 percent of the accused perpetrators.
This may be because the person who files the lawsuit usually ends up facing most of the negative backlash. This fear of negative backlash is also why some formal complaints are never filed.
Sexual harassment is a serious and personal issue that occurs across the country. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.
A former employee at a Beaumont BASF facility has now filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against supervisors for allegedly failing to respond to claims of a hostile work environment.
According to court documents, the lawsuit was filed last week against the BASF Corp. and states that the former employee was discriminated against and denied opportunities because of his race.
The lawsuit claims that black employees were taunted with nooses and a written policy prohibiting this had to be written up. The employee filed complaints with management, but even though coworkers were written up for doing this, they were allowed to remain working on their shifts. This eventually lead to the plaintiff losing his job.
If you or a loved one has been victimized at work and forced to work in a hostile work environment, you need representation on your side that is committed to fighting for justice. Contact the Austin hostile work environment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.
An employee at the fast food chain, Sonic, has filed a gender and racial discrimination lawsuit against employers after co-workers allegedly made racial slurs as well as sexually inappropriate comments.
According to the lawsuit that was filed on March 30, the black female filed the lawsuit stating that co-workers showed her inappropriate pictures and made ‘physical sexual simulations’ toward her.
The woman claimed that she made repeated complaints about the issue and management did not do anything to address the concerns. The lawsuit then states that the woman filed a complaint with the general manager and said that she would file a lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Council. She was then fired a short time later.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of retaliation for standing up against discrimination at your workplace, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers by calling 512-330-0017.
A former coach at Porter High School in Brownsville has now filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the independent school district claiming that he after he was fired for an incident in 1995, he has been unable to get a knew job in the district because of his race.
The man was fired in 1995 after showing students a “graphic sex guide” and this caused an uproar that led to him losing his job. He was cleared to teach again after the incident, but he was not given his job back.
He then applied to teach at the Faulk Middle School, but the job was given to a former city commissioner who only was obtaining an alternative teaching certification at the time. The former coach stated that he was skipped over because of his race.
If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly at the workplace because of your race, contact the Austin race discrimination attorneys of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.
A former basketball coach for Lovejoy High School has now filed a lawsuit against the school district claiming that she was treated differently at work because of her age, race and gender.
The coach stated that she was subjected to comments about her race and was also told to favor the white players. According to the lawsuit, the coach’s job was threatened whenever she objected these requests.
She filed a formal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and stated that after this was done, she was reassigned to a different teaching position in retaliation. While coaching, her team made it to the State Finals, but she did receive low scores on her performance review.
If you or a loved one has been discriminated against in the workplace, you need representation on your side at this time that is committed to fighting for justice. Contact the Austin discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.
A former McDonald’s employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the store manager alleging that he inappropriately touched her and “belittled” her.
The woman, who was pregnant at the time of the incident, began to work at McDonald’s in 2006 and she became pregnant in 2010. After an incident in October 2010, the woman left work for the day and did not return.
The woman is alleging that her employers violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This act prohibits sexual harassment while pregnant and the woman claims that she was discharged because a pregnant employee could not work in those conditions. She is seeking compensation for damages and punitive damages as well as back and front pay.
If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly at work, you need representation on your side at this time. Contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.
A local Austin icon, Leslie Cochran, remains in hospice care at this time and residents are joining together in order to raise funds for any medical bills that may arise.
According to the Daily Texan Online, Cochran has been in the hospital since Feb. 16 when he was found unconscious on South Fifth Street. Officials have stated that Cochran’s condition is a result of a motorcycle accident that occurred 25 years ago in Colorado combined with another head injury that occurred in 2009 when he fell down a curb.
The head injuries left Cochran with seizures that would occur once a month. Friends stated that he would go into the hospital when he knew a seizure would be coming.
Recently, Cochran was unable to always make it to the hospital before they occurred and it is thought that this is what happened on the day he was found.