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Texas Roadhouse sued after claims of age discrimination

Texas Roadhouse restaurants have been sued after there were claims made that they discriminated against applicants based on age.

Complaints made to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has lead to a lawsuit against the restaurant. The details of the lawsuit state that the issue has occurred at restaurants nationwide.

Applicants who applied for the job as a waitress or bartender were told that they needed to be “young and hot” and some were told that they were “too old” for the position.

The EEOC has stated that only 1.9 percent of the employees that work in the front of the restaurant are over the age of 40.

If you or a loved one has been denied a job because of your age, contact the Austin age discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


West Texas attorny found guilty of retaliation

An attorney in West Texas was found guilty of retaliation after two nurses were fired for making an anonymous complaint to the state medical board about a doctor.

The attorney was immediately removed from representing the county with the guilty conviction and he faces up to 10 years in prison. The incident began when two nurses complained that a doctor was attempting to use hospital supplies for at-home procedures and using herbal remedies.

Once the doctor found out who complained about him, he went to the county sheriff’s office and he investigated the two nurses before they were fired and charged with two felonies.

The two nurses sued the county claiming that their First Amendment rights were violated. Both the doctor and the sheriff have been convicted of two counts of retaliation.

If you or a loved one has been retaliated against at work, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin workplace retaliation lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


UT athletics director fired for sexual harrasment

An associate athletics director for the University of Texas football program, Cleve Bryant, was fired in March for making sexual advances toward a female administrative assistant for almost two years.

An investigation into Bryant’s behavior found that the man did sexually harass the woman and officials believe that it was likely to be verbal and physical. Bryant was a large asset to the team and handled many daily activities.

The 24-year-old woman filed the report against the man and described multiple situations where she was harassed by the Bryant. The woman was a Texas grad in 2008 and hired as an administrative assistant to the football team where here daily tasks were supervised by Bryant.

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


Bass Pro Shop sued for discriminating against non-white applicants

Bass Pro Shop, an outdoor gear retailer, has been sued by federal regulators for discriminating against non-white job applicants.

According to a lawsuit that was filed in a federal court in Texas, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges that Bass Pro Shop was discriminating against African American and Hispanic job applicants and retaliated against other employees when they said something about it.

The suit also states that they destroyed records that showed who they hired.  The agency said that the only reason certain people were not hired was because they did not fit the Bass Pro Brand. The alleged discrimination occurred in Bass Pro Stores in Louisiana, Texas and Indiana.

If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly at your workplace because of your race, contact the Austin race discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


Labor Department investigating homebuilding companies for overtime violations

The U.S. Labor Department is currently investigating large home building companies in order to make sure that they are following all the guidelines and paying correct wages and overtime.

This investigation is part of a crackdown to target several large industries that is being lead by the labor secretary. Wage theft can be seen more in industries that have many immigrant workers that do not speak English very well.

Also, immigrant workers may be more intimidated to confront their employers if a wage issue arise because they may not want their immigration status questioned. Three-hundred additional investigators have been added in order to look into the claims that wages have not been paid. One large company that is currently being investigated is PulteGroup Inc.

If you or a loved one has not been receiving the wages that you have earned, contact the Austin wage dispute lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


Pregnant Hispanic woman filed wrongful termination lawsuit

A Hispanic pregnant woman has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her employer after claiming that she was fired so that non-Hispanic and non-pregnant women could have the job even if they were less qualified.

The woman stated that she was let go in May and replaced with less qualified workers, one of whom she hired in March. The lawsuit states that the defendant violated the Family and Medical Claims Act and the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against the woman for pregnancy, sex and national origin.

If you or a loved one has been wrongfully terminated, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin wrongful termination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.


Woman’s lawsuit claims sexual harassment, retaliation

A woman has filed a lawsuit that claimed that she faced sexual harassment at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston and was then was fired after reporting it.

The lawsuit was filed in the beginning of August against an employee at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston. The suit states that the woman faced sexual harassment, emotional distress and was retaliated against.

The woman worked  for the CA Services Group janitorial staff and was assigned the health science center. The woman complained to her manager that the man was touching her inappropriate and giving unwanted sexual advances.

After the woman complained to the manager, her hours were cut and she assigned to unfavorable tasks. After telling a UT Health employee she was fired and escorted out by campus police.

If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly after reported sexual harassment, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


Starbucks settles lawsuit for $75K

Starbucks has now settled a discrimination lawsuit that stated that a female in Texas was fired because of her height that is caused by her dwarfism.

According to the lawsuit, the woman was fired after her manager told her that she could be a ‘danger’ to other employees and customers that visit the store.

The woman offered to use a step stool or a ladder, but stated that her request was denied. The lawsuit has now settled for $75,000. The store also must provide training to all of its stores in El Paso, where the woman worked.

If you or a loved one has been discriminated against at the workplace, contact the Austin discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.


Texas company accused of exploiting employees

A Texas company has been involved in a complaint that began when they were accused of exploiting mentally disabled employees that were working at a plant in Iowa.

The company, Hill Country Farms, has now agreed to follow all record-keeping laws, pay minimum wage and follow overtime rules. The president of the company was ordered to pay $1.76 million in back wages to 31 disabled men after they violated the labor laws.

It was also alleged that nondisabled workers, such as supervisors and chief crews, worked with the disabled workers and were not paid for time worked. Due to the poor record keeping, there is no way of knowing how much overtime they worked.

If your work place has not been following the Equal Pay Act, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin equal pay lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.


Whistleblower lawsuit filed against Full Circle Enterprise

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a whistle blower lawsuit against Full Circle Enterprise Inc. of Conroe, Texas after an employee alleged that he was wrongfully terminated.

The employee was illegally terminated because he filed complaints claiming that there was illegal drug use and the lack of proper respirators  that were needed to protect employees.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation after the worker filed a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed that the company retaliated against him and broke Section 11 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act that states that a worker can not be terminated after filing a complaint against the safety and health regulations of the company.

The investigation showed that the man was fired because of filing the complaint. The DOL is seeking reinstatement of the employee and is making sure that he receives payment of loss wages, and an expunction of this incident from his record.

If you or a loved one as wrongfully terminated after you complained about a safety issue at the company you work for, contact the Austin OSHA retaliation lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling (512) 330-0017.

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