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Austin Court of Appeals holds ex-professor properly alleged disability and age discrimination claim even where there is no legal obligation to renew a term contract

  Texas State University v. Dr. Kathleen Quinn 03-16-00548-CV (Tex.App—— Austin, Texas November 29,2017) This is an interlocutory appeal from the denial of a plea to the jurisdiction in an employment-discrimination dispute where the Austin Court of Appeals affirmed the … Continue reading

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TOMA posting inside City Hall with a “cancelled” stamp on an agenda controlled, regardless of other agendas says 13th Court of Appeals

City of Donna, Texas, David Simmons, Jose Garza, Simon Sauceda, Irene Munoz and Sonia Gallegos v. Oscar Ramirez 13-16-00619-CV (Tex.App— Corpus Christi, November 9, 2017) This is a Texas Whistleblower Act case where the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals affirmed … Continue reading

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Notice of non-renewal letter triggered date for EEOC complaint filing, not the date internal grievance was completed says San Antonio Court of Appeals

Alamo Community College District d/b/a Alamo Colleges v. Douglas Ryan 04-17-00196-CV (Tex.App– San Antonio, Texas November 1, 2017) This is an interlocutory appeal in an employment discrimination case where the San Antonio  Court of Appeals reversed the denial of the … Continue reading

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Three years between protected activity and failure to renew contract was too long to establish a causal connection in retaliation case.

Latasha Rose v. Houston Independent School District 14-16-00687-CV (Tex.App—Houston [Dist. 14] October 19, 2017) This is a retaliation in employment case where the 14th District Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s claims. Rose was the Magnet Coordinator … Continue reading

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TxDOT former employee failed to establish disability discrimination or retaliation claims

Melissa K. Ferguson v. Texas Department of Transportation, 11-15-00110-CV (Tex. App. – Eastland, August 31, 2017). This is an employment disability discrimination and retaliation case where the Eastland Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment in favor of the employer. Ferguson … Continue reading

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4th Court of Appeals holds City’s “evergreen clause” in collective bargaining agreement does not create unconstitutional debt

  City of San Antonio v. San Antonio Firefighters’ Association, Local 624, 04-15-00819-CV (Tex. App. – San Antonio, August 23, 2017). This is a permissive appeal, which was allowed by the court, where the City requested the Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Texas Supreme Court changes the standards for terminating police officers under Chapter 614

Colorado County, et al., v Marc Staff, NO. 15-0912 (Tex., February 3, 2017). This is a Chapter 614 law enforcement termination case where the Texas Supreme Court changed some of the standards for investigating, disciplining, and terminating police officers.  The … Continue reading