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At-Will Employment: What if I am fired for refusing to do something illegal? Is that Wrongful Termination?

03Oct2017Posted by Legal Team in Employment Law in California, Employment Law in Texas, Law Blog for California and Texas, Texas Law Questions

Is there any legal protection for an at-will employee?   By Matthew Clarke, Shareholder Both Texas and California are “at will” employment states. That means that the employer can terminate employment for any reason or no reason. Likewise, the employee can leave the employer for…

Employment Background Checks – Efforts To Prevent Full Transparency To Employers

22Sep2017Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Texas Law Questions

Employment Background Checks – Efforts To Prevent Full Transparency To Employers … by Banning the “Check Box”  By Dugan P. Kelley, Esq. By 1996 estimates show that only roughly 50% of employers were using criminal employment background checks to vet potential employees.  By 2003, over 80% of…

Sexual Harassment – Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC sues another 7-Eleven Store, This Time in Texas

11Apr2016Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Texas Law Questions

It is unfortunate that the same wrongdoing, including sexual harassment, can repeat itself in the employer-employee context.  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  George Santayan. The 2014 Sexual Harassment Judgment In late 2014, Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC obtained a six-figure California…

What you should do when faced with workplace harassment or discrimination

07Feb2014Posted by Legal Staff in California Law Questions, Employment Law in California, Employment Law in Texas, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Texas Law Questions

What should an employee do when when faced with harassment or discrimination at work? Christman, Kelley & Clarke recommends that an employee who is faced with harassment or discrimination do the following: 1. Tell the person to stop, both verbally and in writing. It is…

Christman, Kelley & Clarke – discussion about employment law in Texas and California

07Feb2014Posted by Legal Staff in Employment Law in Texas, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by Texas Cities, Texas Law Questions

Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC Video on Employment Law in California and Texas With offices in Santa Barbara, California and Dallas, Texas, the firm can handle employment law, failure to pay wages, discrimination, wrongful termination and more, in Texas and California.  We handle these matters…

Christman, Kelley & Clarke Wins Sexual Harassment Trial Against a 7-Eleven franchisee

07Feb2014Posted by Legal Staff in California Law Questions, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

Sexual Harassment Trial Victory Most civil cases are resolved by some form of settlement.  Some cases have to be tried. Christman, Kelley & Clarke shareholder Matthew Clarke headed the trial team along with associate Matthew Mong against 7-Eleven franchisees in a eight day trial in…

Christman, Kelley & Clarke settles sexual harassment lawsuit brought against well-known commercial cleaning franchisee

07Feb2014Posted by Legal Staff in Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas

Five women were subjected to horrible “hands on” sexual harassment by the same supervisor over the course of many months.  Christman, Kelley & Clarke fought for these women for over a year of litigation in Santa Barbara Superior Court.  On the eve of trial, the…

Causation in Wrongful Termination Cases

07Feb2014Posted by Legal Staff in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas

Wrongful Termination: How do you prove your termination was caused by an illegal act? Matthew Clarke | Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC Trial Court Erred in Wrongful Termination Case Another trial court has run afoul of the proper legal standard for causation in wrongful termination cases….