The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark U.S. law that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Sex discrimination is still present in today’s workforce and 42% of women in the U.S. have reported gender discrimination on the job. As it’s Women’s History Month, here are 7 examples of…
The facts about pregnancy discrimination at work According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, if an applicant or employee is treated unfavorably due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the treatment is classified as pregnancy discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act states that discrimination can include any aspect of…
On June 14, KXAN-TV reported that Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies found $184,520 in a cardboard box in the back seat of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop. A 26-year-old man and 35-year-old woman were in a Jeep stopped on Texas State Highway 130 for not passing in the left lane and having no…
A whistleblower is an individual that reports a person or organization that is violating laws or regulations or is a danger to public health and safety. State and federal laws offer protection to employees that stop or report acts prohibited by law or testify about unlawful conduct. Conduct Conduct that could be subject to whistleblowing…
It’s important to know your rights to best protect yourself against unlawful arrests, searches, and seizures. Probable cause and the 4th amendment are essential components of a lawful arrest and should be understood to ensure that your case is diligently handled.   The 4th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states,…
On May 16, 2018, the 12th Court of Appeals of Texas in Tyler found that the states 2015 “revenge porn” law was unconstitutional. Signed by Governor Greg Abbott, the law forbids “unlawful disclosure of intimate visual materials,” which includes photographs, videos, and any other photographic reproduction of a person’s exposed genitals without their consent. The…
Attorneys Kevin Baldwin, a former prosecutor, and Eric Vernon, a former public defender, work as a team representing clients across the Kansas City metro area in both Kansas and Missouri. We provide criminal defense, employment discrimination, and personal injury representation. As a team, we work together to prepare for trials and have found that their…
KXAN-TV reported on September 6 that a 54-year-old woman was arrested in Georgetown for allegedly abandoning her grandchild in a hot car. According to KXAN, the woman went into the Ross department store on West University Avenue in Georgetown, but left her grandson strapped in a car seat for more than 20 minutes. The woman…
A workplace is legally required to be a safe and comfortable place to work, free from discrimination and harassment. While one-time annoyances do not legally constitute a hostile work environment, you are protected by law if the primary motivation for creating or allowing an unhealthy workplace is discrimination based on the illegal motive of your…
Greg Kelley, the 22-year-old former Leander High School football player convicted of super aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2014, was released from the Williamson County Jail on $50,000 bond on August 22. The Austin American-Statesman reported that state District Judge Donna King said in a 10-page order that she was granting bond to…