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September 2014 Archives

Former TESCO employee files racial discrimination lawsuit

When it comes to employment litigation regarding sensitive topics such as racial or sexual discrimination, employers need to be very careful. A Texas company may have a valid reason for disciplining or firing someone, but it's not uncommon for an angry employee to fire back at his or her former employer with accusations of wrongful discharge. Such employment discrimination cases can be costly and damaging to the company's reputation.

The purpose of noncompete agreements

On first glance, it may seem unfair to file a lawsuit against a former employee who has left the company to start a similar business of his or her own. However, this type of litigation is meant to protect a company from not only unfair competition, but to prevent against the theft of trade secrets and other matters pertaining to a former insider in the company.

Texas coast drawn into Iraqi oil dispute

The state that is known for its booming oil industry has become involved in an overseas business litigation dispute alleging the theft of a precious resource. Since the end of July, an oil tanker has been marooned off the Texas coast, seemingly unable to unload its cargo or move from its spot as the Iraqi and Kurdish governments fight to claim the right to sell the oil.

Sexual harassment lawsuits may be avoided with employee training

Sexual harassment is a serious accusation that can impact your business in many ways. According to Employment Knowledge Online, sexual harassment can include requests for sexual favors, unwelcome advances and other verbal or physical actions of a sexual nature. This type of harassment is often intimidating and demoralizing, and can lower your employees' overall morale, affect employee performance and reduce your revenue intake. Here at The Jackson Law Firm, we know how important your business is to you and we often provide advice on how companies can reduce the risk of sexual harassment charges.

How Do I Protect My Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property is defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization as a design, name, image, symbol, invention, literary or artistic work that can be used in commerce. A company updating a logo to a newer and fresher image, an author with a new manuscript, or a person with a great idea for a new product can all protect their ideas before they become reality.

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