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Smooth Transitions

addressing the Legal issues arising from the departure of employees & Business breakups

Tag Archives: EEOC

EEOC’s 2016 Stats in Texas

Posted in HR Issues
  As a lawyer who frequently deals with EEOC charges/responses the EEOC’s yearly statistics always provide some interesting information on what folks are filing claims over these days.  Here is a link to a state by state breakdown of claims in 2016.  So what were some key Texas numbers?  Here are a few: 9,308 Total… Continue Reading

The EEOC’s Texas Statistics

Posted in HR Issues
                                                  The EEOC recently made the breakdown of its individual charge filings available online for each state.  The statistics run from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2011.  The top Texas discrimination charges are: (1) retaliation (41%);  (2) race (36.3%); (3) retaliation – Title VII (35.9%); and (4) sex discrimination (29.4%). Total charges in… Continue Reading

Firing Based on Weight

Posted in Hiring and Firing
                         A few weeks ago we discussed a Texas employer hiring new employees based upon their Body Mass Index.  The dangers of considering weight in employment decisions were recently exemplified in a press release from the EEOC.  In that release, it was announced that a treatment facility for chemically dependent women and children was paying $125,000 to… Continue Reading
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