Discrimination claims made against Bastrop ISD

Posted on May 25th, 2011 No Comments

Claims of discrimination that have been made against the Bastrop Independent School District  has lead to changes in the district.

The incident that lead to the claims occurred in February when the principal of Bastrop Middle School asked only the African-American students to discuss their performance on the TAKS test.

The vice principal said that the meeting was called to find solutions  for educational problems within the school, but others thought that it was the school blaming African-American students for shortcomings that the school saw in their test scores. School district officials also thought that this was the wrong approach. A first ever diversity plan is being thought up right now to help with the issue.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, contact the Austin race discrimination lawyers of Melton & Kumler, LLP by calling 512-330-0017.

Manager claims racial discrimination after not receiving promotion

Posted on May 17th, 2011 No Comments

A area equipment manager at Armstrong Inc. has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company after she claims that they passed her over for a promotion because of her race.

The woman is a Hispanic female and claims that she has worked for the defendant since January 2005 as a manager in the Fort Worth area. Her claim was made after she was skipped over for a promotion and it was given to a white male.

The woman stated that she had more seniority for the position, but was never even given the opportunity to go for the job. The defendant’s CEO allegedly told her that she was too quiet and unassertive for the position. She was then terminated after she refused to sign a non-compete agreement.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of workplace race discrimination, contact the race discrimination lawyers Austin of Melton & Kumler, LLP by calling 512-330-0017.

Former VP at Chase settles wrongful termination suit

Posted on May 10th, 2011 No Comments

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 Melton & Kumler, LLP, by calling 512-330-0017.

SC states Texas immune from workers’ compensation retaliation suits

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 No Comments

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 Melton & Kumler, LLP by calling 512-330-0017.





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