Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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    May 15, 2013

    PR 101: The Astros Could Learn a Lot From Other Houston Team Owners

    Fame has a fifteen minute half-life, infamy lasts a little longer. - The Insider Owners of sports franchises never have it easy. From Charlie Thomas to Les Alexander, John McMullen to Drayton McLane, Bud Adams to, yes, even Bob McNair, fans are ruthless and we're talking Houston, not Philadelphia o ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Sarah Tressler: Congrats on New Reporting Gig in San Antonio!

    Just when we thought we'd never read any more reporting from our favorite stripper-journalist-professor, Sarah Tressler has landed a job with the San Antonio Express-News. Editor Mike Leary told us in an e-mail that Tressler was tapped to be part of the paper's Go Team, which "covers breaking news, ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Pam Matranga: Her Former Deputy Sues For Sexual Harassment Citing Forced Motorboating; She Says it's An Election Ploy

    A former deputy to Galveston County Constable Pam Matranga has sued her, claiming she sexually harassed him by, among other things, pulling his head under her shirt and into her cleavage. Forced motorboating!! Other allegations involve farts and some of the worst euphemisms for female genitalia we' ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Pregnancy Puzzler

    Lactation not related to giving birth.

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    February 8, 2012

    Donnicia Venters: Lactation Not Related to Pregnancy, Houston Federal Judge Rules

    Not connected to pregnancy.​U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes is likely about to become the butt of Internet merriment with the news of a recent decision. He'll also be pissing off breast-feeding moms, and that is one group you do not want to cross, as many companies and entities have discovere ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    The Year In Astros Baseball: Thank God That's Over

    ​So let's continue our look back at the sporting year that was 2011 by taking a look at the Top 25 events to happen to the Houston Astros. 1. They finished with the worst record in team history, which was quite the accomplishment seeing as how the Astros were pretty damn bad for most of the ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Corrie Long: Topless Cop Sued For Defamation

    Corrie Long gets an answer​The Galena Park Police Department strikes back!! Former GPPD cop Corrie Long grabbed a lot of attention when she made claims she was unjustly fired because an ex-boyfriend and fellow cop gave the chief the nude pictures she had sent him. Long told reporters police ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Texas Roadhouse Discriminates Against Old People, Feds Say

    There's not a lot that's authentically Texas about the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain -- it's based in Massachusetts, after all -- but there are 52 locations here in the state, including a handful in the Houston area. We think we've eaten there once, but have forgotten, which says about as much a ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Por Favor, Nanny

    Houston moms help the help.

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    September 21, 2011

    Bass Pro Shops Alleged Racism: The Five Worst Quotes From Managers

    You probably don't want to hear what that fish is saying​The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against the national Bass pro Shop chain here in Houston, alleging it routinely discriminated against minorities in its hiring practices. The nine-page complaint offers these ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Company Brings in Guy in a Gorilla Suit to Celebrate Juneteenth, Lawsuit Claims

    Employees to Carey: Slow your roll.​Here in post-racial America, where having a black president gives Americans a carte blanche to throw political and humane correctness to the wind, race is something to be joked about at all times. It's Juneteenth, the day reserved to celebrate the end of sla ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Restaurant Lawyer David Jordan on Tip Pools and Illegal Immigration

    ​David Jordan is a partner in the Houston office of Littler Mendelson, an international law firm specializing in labor and employment law. Before he was a lawyer, Jordan worked in the restaurant industry for several years: flipping burgers at Burger King when he was in high school; working in ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Jane Draycott, Allegedly Harassed Firefighter, Gets Probation on Shoplifting Charge

    HPDJane Draycott gets a year's probation​Jane Draycott, the Houston firefighter who the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says was harassed by colleagues for being female, has accepted a probation deal on charges she shoplifted at a Walmart, the district attorney's office says. Draycott ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    HFD Hit Yet Again With Harassment Complaint, This Time by a Hispanic Firefighter

    Another companit against the Houston Fire Department​Just a week after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sided with a Houston firefighter's charges she was harassed, HFD was hit with another embarrassing allegation of firehouse misconduct. In a press conference today, a Hisp ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Jane Draycott: EEOC Sides With Female Firefighter on Harassment Charges

    Jane Draycott: EEOC sides with her against HFD​As first reported by Fox 26, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found that one of the female firefighters involved in a headline-grabbing case was the victim of harassment. We've got a copy of the document (you can see it bel ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Mary Bassi: NOT Too Old to Work in Strip Clubs!!

    Mary Bassi strikes a blow for older women (who like strip clubs)​Women in your 50s, rejoice. Your God-given right to work in titty bars has been upheld by the federal courts. Well, maybe it wasn't as explicitly stated as that, but the Houston office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commiss ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Another Lawsuit Alleging Racism In The Houston Fire Department

    HFD: Another racism lawsuit, although this time the plaintiff is representing himself​A noose found hanging in a locker. The word "Nigger" spelled in graffiti on an African-American woman's dressing quarters. Sadly, the Houston Fire Department has for years been plagued with acts and allegations o ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    Under Fire

    Present and former officers accuse HCC's police chief of not treating his employees fairly.

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    January 4, 2010

    New Year, New City Council: Don't Expect Many Waves

    ​If you are planning for fireworks and more drama than a Maury "Who's the Daddy?" show when the new city council finally settles down next week ... well you will be in for a surprise. Expect a tame, courteous council that may run into bumps every once in a while for the most part.Annise Parker a ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Houston Humane Society Hit With Sexual Harassment Suit

    ​A former employee has sued the Houston Humane Society's shelter director for sexual harassment. Lauren Valverde's lawsuit also names the non-profit itself, saying HHS did nothing to protect Valverde, a clinic supervisor, from Edward Perez's "sexual assaults."Filed October 30, t ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Houston's Administaff Accused Of Some Pretty Wild Anti-Semitism

    ​The allegations are so outrageous and outlandish that they almost sound like a fraternity prank, or something a cruel older brother might do to their little brother. Except that they are not. What they are, in fact, are serious accusations made in Maryland federal court against a Houston-ba ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Houston Chronicle, Modestly Declining To Blow Its Own Horn. For Some Reason

    Photo by alex-sThe Houston Chronicle bannered a headline Saturday over a story about federal inspectors criticizing the Harris County Jail: "County Jail Fails Feds' Probe."The story outlined the results of the inspection, saying "poor access to health care and life-threatening conditions" at the jai ... More >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    Mature Strippers and Lottery Money:

    Not coming to anywhere near you

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    May 6, 2009

    Your Federal Government: Protecting The Rights Of Old People To Work In Strip Clubs

    Now this is the kind of federal government you're getting now that Obama's in office -- the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Houston strip club for firing a worker because she was too old.Finally, we have a gover -- what the hell? We're gonna get old strippers now? Bring back McCai ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Harassing The Nurses Doesn't Pay, It Costs

    First Surgical Partners is a Bellaire company that runs outpatient clinics for harried doctors.As it's FAQ puts it, "an experienced management company offers ownership to the surgeons without having to deal with the day-to-day conflicts of running the center."Conflicts like, say, sexually harassing ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Sherlock's Pub Gets Spanked Back With Harassment Ruling

    The ass-spanking and breast-squeezing has come to a stop at Sherlock's Pub (we assume), but it was an expensive lesson.The owners of the bar on Westheimer agreed to pay $115,000 to settle a class sexual-harassment case brought against them by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC ann ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Uh-Oh, O'Reilly: Racial Discrimination?

    The Houston portion of the auto-parts chain O'Reilly's is in trouble. The local office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today they've filed a discrimination suit against the retailer, saying African-American employees at a Houston plant were subjected to "racial slurs b ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    November 11, 2004

    Black and White

    Good ol boys prosper at the Harris County Sheriffs Office. Many African-Americans dont.

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    August 26, 2004
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    January 2, 2003

    Skin Game

    Complaints of lewd conduct come from an ex-stripper

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    August 8, 2002

    Down the Hall

    Lurid sex allegations can't keep Baylor's big-time lobbyist from bouncing back

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    November 1, 2001

    Down at the Boardwalk

    A couple's claim against Landry's -- was it bawdy behavior or veiled blackmail?

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    December 28, 2000

    Worked Over

    Quietflex laborers laud EEOC findings after setbacks

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    May 25, 2000

    Transferring assets

    Two teens are shuttled back and forth across the country as their mother and father (belatedly) fight over who gets to keep them

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    February 24, 2000

    Awakening Giant

    Immigrant Hispanic workers at Quietflex spoke out. Now their struggle may reshape organized labor in Houston.

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    August 26, 1999

    Affirmative Action for Whom?

    UH's score on the EEOC raises credibility questions

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    August 12, 1999

    The Insider

    Shakedown Cruise: Mugging Rice is not nice on its first stroll through Mayor Brown's turf

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    July 15, 1999

    The Insider

    Where Have All the Women Gone? Discrimination charges spotlight UH's lack of female leadership

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    July 1, 1999

    Circle Those Wagons!

    When the UH leader fired back atsex-bias accusers, did he shoot himself in the foot?

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    May 20, 1999

    Sick and Fired

    Former curator Karl Peterson has been shut out of the zoo, and he wants to know why

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    March 18, 1999

    Fire Alarm

    A gay employee says the abuse ended only with his ouster

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    April 30, 1998

    The Mean Spirit of Texas?

    Two veteran TV news reporters accuse Channel 11 of age discrimination

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    November 27, 1997
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    June 12, 1997
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    March 27, 1997

    Shell Games

    Did the petrochemical giant fudge the facts to get rid of a pesky worker?

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    November 28, 1996
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    January 25, 1996
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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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    September 8, 1994

    Time and Money

    A battle with the city's premier bank leaves a former VP with the means to do good

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