Many issues can arise in the workplace, some of which are actionable under Texas law and many of which are not. In a typical Dallas employment discrimination case, the plaintiff may assert that he or she was treated unfairly on account of his or her age, gender, and/or race.
The employer, in response, may present its side of the case, defending itself against the employee’s accusations and, in some cases, asking the trial court to dismiss the case against it.
Facts of the Case
In a recent case, the plaintiff was a former telephone-triage nurse who filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the defendant medical center in the District Court for Harris County, alleging that she had been subjected to racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and retaliation for her opposition of discriminatory practices in the workplace. The plaintiff was a Caucasian female; her supervisor was an African American male. According to the plaintiff, the supervisor subjected her and other Caucasian nurses to harassment, threats of physical violence, and abusive treatment because of their gender and their race. The plaintiff resigned approximately four months after she began employment with the defendant. Continue reading