Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Western District of Texas recently denied in part and granted in part a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in the matter of Doe v. U.T. at San Antonio, No. 20-CV-1039-DAE (W.D. Tex. 9/27/2021). The Plaintiff sued UTSA based on several theories. He also sued two administrators in addition to the school itself. The

In Lindsley v. TRT Holdings, Inc., 984 F.3d 460 (5th Cir.  1/7/2021), the Fifth Circuit reversed a grant of summary judgment regarding the plaintiff’s claim that she was paid less than her three male predecessors. Writing for the majority, Judge Ho said it was apparent that she was paid less than the men who

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does include discrimination against gay persons. I have discussed this issue a few times, that the decision in Oncale v. SundownerOffshore Services, Inc., 523 US 75, 118 S.Ct. 998, 140 L.Ed.2d 201 (1998), was a very parsed

One of the more difficult problems for employers is harassment by unknown co-workers. The law was designed for harassment by supervisors. It functions not so well when the harassment is caused by co-workers. In Tolliver v. YRC, Inc., No. 17-10294, 2018 US LEXIS 17806 (5th Cir. 6/28/2018), African-American workers were harassed in various ways

The Department of Justice has filed suit against the City of Selma for violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Adam Sadler filed a charge with the EEOC claiming he had been demoted to firefighter after he complained about the Chief of the Fire Department.  The former lieutenant complained that the

I spent twelve months in Iraq.  We taught and coached Iraqis on the finer points of democracy.  I served with some 140,000 other soldiers and service members.  As soldiers, I thought we did pretty well under the circumstances.  For a country long accustomed to strong central governance, there was visible progress on their ability to