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Where’s the Line? What is a “Hostile Work Environment”?

Whether you are taking policy steps at your business to protect against harassment in the workplace or you are facing an employee discrimination claim that alleges a hostile work environment, it can be difficult to know what actually constitutes a hostile work environment. While you might know that a hostile work environment is one in which an employee faces harassment or discrimination, you might also be wondering: Where is the line? In other words, when does certain language or behavior rise to the level of creating a hostile work environment in Texas? Understanding the Hostile Work Environment & Harassment in Read more

Tips for Employers to Avoid Regarded as Disability Discrimination Claims

Assisting your business with all your employment law needs in Dallas TX. Arm yourself with the right information pertaining to employment law in Dallas, TX so that you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you’re doing what’s right for your company. Simon | Paschal 5300 Town and Country Blvd. Suite 155 Frisco, TX 75034 972-893-9340 www.simonpaschal.com Read more

What Can I Ask in an Interview?

Dustin Paschal: Hello and welcome to Simon Paschal Says. We are back after an extended absence. Unfortunately, sometimes work gets in the way and so that’s what happened. And because our public is demanding more videos, we come back with more videos. So today you’re getting a two for one, you’re going to get a Paul Simon here and me, I’m Dustin Paschal. So we’re here, like I said, for Simon Paschal Says. And today we’re going to talk about interviewing or a what I guess you can and can’t do in a job interview. And so because we’re talking Read more

GINA Considerations

Dustin Paschal here with Simon Paschal, PLLC with another legal tip for you. Today we’re going to talk about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, otherwise known as GINA. This is a law that’s not that old, but it is something that’s included within the kind of the EOC’s realm of protection for employees, so something for employers to keep in mind. Now mind you, in fiscal year 2014, there were only 13 charges related to GINA, but it may get bigger and bigger. But the gist of it is that an employer cannot discriminate against an employee based on their Read more

Paid Time Off – TX Employment Law

Dustin Paschal here with Simon Paschal PLLC. We’re starting something new this year where we’re going to try to do short little video snippets answering some legal questions regarding employment law, and business law, and we’re going to post those to our YouTube page each week. So this will be the first one and we’ll do them weekly on Friday so you can get used to going and checking them out there. But here at the first the year, one of the main things that we’re doing as attorneys is handbooks, and handbook review, and handbook revision. So we get Read more