Areyana Johnson
Austin/Houston Employment Trial Lawyer Areyana Johnson

Yes, it’s true. You have a duty to engage in the interactive process after submitting an accommodation request to your employer. The inquiry does not end after submission of your request. This blog will dive deeper into what is required by the employee during the interactive process.

Interactive Process

Rachel Bethel
Austin/Houston Employment Trial Lawyer Rachel Bethel

A category of discrimination that does not yet have federal protection is discrimination on the basis of weight. Weight discrimination in the workplace is quite prevalent but remains unprotected nearly everywhere in the U.S. One troubling 2023 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management revealed that half of

Marcos De Hoyos
Houston Employment Trial Lawyer Marcos De Hoyos

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness and recognition of mental health issues in the workplace. As individuals strive to balance professional responsibilities with personal well-being, it becomes essential to understand the legal framework that protects employees facing mental health challenges. The Americans with Disabilities Act

Harjeen Zibari Trial Attorney

There is a general understanding that the law affords certain protections for pregnant people in the workplace. Most notably, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed in 1978 as an amendment to Title

Marcos De Hoyos
Texas Employment Lawyer Marcos De Hoyos

Addiction is a complex issue that affects millions of people in the United States. It is a chronic condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking behavior and the inability to control drug use despite negative consequences. Addiction can impact all areas of a person’s life, including their relationships, work, and health.

Kalandra Wheeler
Texas Employment Lawyer Kalandra Wheeler

We often think of a fair trial in terms of having an impartial judge and jury, effective assistance of counsel, the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses, and the ability to cross-examine the adversary’s witnesses and present rebuttal evidence.  However, trials are much more complicated than

Marcos De Hoyos
Texas Employment Lawyer Marcos De Hoyos

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been spreading like wildfire both among the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Contracting the new strain is causing many to have to take time off of work and out of the office (one would hope). Suppose, however, that once you labor

When an employee’s addiction is no longer a secret at work, they may be concerned with the possibility of supervisors critiquing their work more harshly and suddenly making frequent performance complaints, or even upper management and human resources making them feel unsupported at work. When this happens, they are sure to have questions.

Can I be fired because of my addiction?

If you are wondering what the answer is to this question, the answer is – it depends. Different facts and circumstances will yield different answers.Continue Reading When the Silence is Broken, and the Secret is Out. (Part 2)

Nearly 19.7 million Americans have something in common. Of those millions, those in the workforce keep their pain a secret – the idea of their employers finding out fills them with fear.

Sadly, that fear is not misplaced.

For millions, the battle with alcoholism and drug addiction is a daily fight. And because of the stigmas attached to these disabilities, people suffer in silence.

But what happens when the silence is broken, and the secret is out?

When an employee realizes they need help, they don’t know what steps to take. But they should act early. This is especially true if the employee realizes their work attendance or performance is suffering, or pressures on the job are having a negative effect on them.Continue Reading When the Silence is Broken, and the Secret is Out (Part 1)