Category Archives: Houston Executive Lawyer

Fifth Circuit Reminds Plaintiffs That Not Every Unpleasant Experience At Work Is Something They Can Sue Over Under Title VII’s Anti-Discrimination Provision

In Stroy v. Gibson, 896 F.3d 693 (5th Cir. 2018), opinion here, the plaintiff, Stroy, was an African-American doctor for the VA. Dr. Stroy believed that the VA implemented a peer review of his patient care decisions because of his … Continue reading

Posted in At Will Employment, Discrimination, EEOC, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Houston Retaliation Law, Human Resources

Fifth Circuit Holds That A Supervisor’s Gender Related Comments Are Not “Direct Evidence” Of Gender Discrimination In Pay

In Herster v. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State Univ., 887 F.3d 177 (5th Cir. 2018), opinion here, the plaintiff, Herster was a female part-time instructor at LSU. LSU had hired her husband at its law school, and then found … Continue reading

Posted in At Will Employment, Discrimination, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Houston Retaliation Law, Retaliation, Whistleblower

Fifth Circuit Finds Employee’s FMLA Retaliation Claim Doomed By Proof That Employer Fired The Employee Based On A Good Faith Belief She Had Been Dishonest About Being Unable To Work Due To Illness

In DeVoss v. Southwest Airlines Co., 903 F.3d 487 (5th Cir. 2018), attached here, DeVoss, an airline flight attendant called in late to work and invoked a commuter policy to justify her tardiness. After she was told that the commuter … Continue reading

Posted in At Will Employment, FMLA, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Houston Retaliation Law, Retaliation, Uncategorized

Five Questions That Individual Employees Should Ask Before Hiring A Houston Employment Lawyer

Hopefully you will never need an employment lawyer in Houston. Luckily, there are many great Houston employment lawyers, and they work at firms all over the city. Some of them rank highly on Google search results, and others do not. … Continue reading

Posted in Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Houston Retaliation Law

Texas Supreme Court Hands Victory To Employers In The Evolving Law Regarding Non-Competition Agreements

Mark Oberti observes: On Friday, August 29, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court delivered another victory for employers seeking to enforce post-employment restrictions against former employees who seek to go to work for competitors. In Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Drennan, No. … Continue reading

Posted in At Will Employment, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Non Compete Agreements

Post-Rimkus Duty of Preservation and Spoliation of Evidence Decisions (Part VIII)

We are blogging on “Non-competes, Trade Secrets, Fiduciary Duties, and the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine.” Mark Oberti has prepared a detailed paper on all of these issues, which can be found here. The following post discusses how other courts view Rimkus … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Non Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets

Post-Rimkus Duty of Preservation and Spoliation of Evidence Decisions (Part VI)

We are blogging on “Non-competes, Trade Secrets, Fiduciary Duties, and the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine.” Mark Oberti has prepared a detailed paper on all of these issues, which can be found here. The following post discusses how other courts view Rimkus … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Non Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets

Post-Rimkus Duty of Preservation and Spoliation of Evidence Decisions (Part V)

We are blogging on “Non-competes, Trade Secrets, Fiduciary Duties, and the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine.” Mark Oberti has prepared a detailed paper on all of these issues, which can be found here. The following post discusses how other courts view Rimkus … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Non Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets

Post-Rimkus Duty of Preservation and Spoliation of Evidence Decisions (Part IV)

We are blogging on “Non-competes, Trade Secrets, Fiduciary Duties, and the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine.” Mark Oberti has prepared a detailed paper on all of these issues, which can be found here. The following post discusses how other courts view Rimkus … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Non Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets

Post-Rimkus Duty of Preservation and Spoliation of Evidence Decisions (Part III)

We are blogging on “Non-competes, Trade Secrets, Fiduciary Duties, and the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine.” Mark Oberti has prepared a detailed paper on all of these issues, which can be found here. The following post discusses how other courts view Rimkus … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery, Houston Employment Law, Houston Executive Lawyer, Non Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets