When in need, Texas employees know that they can turn to the Family Medical Leave Act to take time away from work. Making use of this benefit should never subject workers to mistreatment or losing their jobs. A woman from another state has filed a wrongful termination claim because she believes that she was unjustly fired for taking leave under FMLA.
Achieving tenure in Texas and across the country is an achievement that leads to job security for teachers and professors. Denying people tenure who have worked hard for that right based on workplace discrimination is illegal and unethical. A transgender professor in another state claims that she was denied tenure and made to endure a hostile work environment after she changed her gender identity.
According to the old adage, age is just a number, but when it comes to the workplace, not everyone agrees. Workers in Texas and across the United States can be judged unfairly by their age and not by the work that they do. A 58-year-old former SWAT team leader from another state alleges that he was the victim of age discrimination after feeling pressured to leave his position.
It is not uncommon for workers in Texas to experience discrimination of some kind during their years of employment. It is concerning that people above the age of 40 -- who may be the most experienced -- are often overlooked when appointments are made. Fortunately, there are remedies for age discrimination. Under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and the Texas Labor Code, discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age and older is forbidden. This applies to all governmental entities -- state and local -- regardless of employment levels; private companies that have more than 14 employees are also governed by these laws.