Monthly Archives: October 2013

You Have a Right To Feel Safe in the Workplace

You Have a Right To Feel Safe in the Workplace.

 

If your workplace and its atmosphere is “sexually charged” with offensive behavior, you have a right to protection, from the harassment.

In EEOC v. Boh Brothers Construction Company, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the EEOC a victory that serves to expand the meaning of what constitutes sexual harassment […]

By |October 31st, 2013|Legal News|0 Comments

Enjoy Halloween Night …

Enjoy Halloween Night …
 
 
 
 
As Halloween approaches, young and old alike, with merriment in mind, will dress in costumes of witches, Dracula and zombies. Please, think of safety first.
 
As a toast to those pagan traditions of long ago that still live in the recesses of our mind, young children and those still young at heart, enjoy […]

By |October 31st, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

How Does The United States Constitution Protect U.S. Citizens.

How Does The United States Constitution Protect U.S. Citizens…
 
 
• What parts of our Constitution protects citizens against the Government’s accusations of wrong doing? • What are the foundations of the rights Americans can claim if they are either accused of an alleged crime or prosecuted for an alleged crime? The Rights of individuals accused […]

By |October 29th, 2013|Legal News, National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

Remember that whatever you  post in a public forum such as Facebook, Instagram, Pixable,  Twitter, Linked In and every other type of  social media, is not protected by your right to privacy and that information can be used against you in a court of law.

Every post you make is time […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Legal News, The Internet|0 Comments

Kennedy’s Vision Fifty Years Ago was Never Fully Realized.

Kennedy’s Vision Fifty Years Ago was Never Fully Realized.
Fifty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy signed the last piece of legislation of his administration:  The Community Mental Health Act, had as its goal to transform how people with mental illness were treated,  but also to transform the care they receive in the United […]

By |October 26th, 2013|People|0 Comments

The Tough Job of Jury Selection

The Tough Job of a Juror……
Frankly, with all my years in the courtroom, I was taken aback by a news story from Gulfport, Mississippi, concerning a 31-year-old woman charged with contempt of court last Friday and ordered to serve two days in jail and fined $100.
According to The Sun Herald Newspaper, Harrison County Circuit Court […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Legal News|0 Comments

Wage Gap Between Men and Women Still Exists

Wage Gap Between Men and Women Still Exists

 

Although some progress has been achieved over the past 50 years, there is still a wage gap between men and women; gender-based pay discrimination is an enforcement priority for EEOC.

 

It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. There is […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Law Changes|0 Comments

More and More Children are Becoming Victims of Despair…..

More and More Children are Becoming Victims of Despair…..
 
I am concerned and dismayed by the growing number of young people that resort to suicide as a result of bullying by their peers.  It seems to be a weekly occurrence now.  How is it that a society as advanced as ours, is failing the future generations […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Can The Police Get Cell phone Data Information, Without Probable Cause?

Can The Police Get Cell phone Data Information, Without Probable Cause?

 

 

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit say “NO PROBLEM”!

The case began in Texas when federal criminal investigators sought subpoenas for cell phone providers to divulge two months of call location data for specific phone numbers without a showing of probable cause.

No […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Legal News|0 Comments

A Significant Fifth Circuit decision

 
A Significant Fifth Circuit decision.
 
 
 
The Fifth Circuit, which covers federal district courts from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, has been busy recently issuing decisions in the employment law area.
Surprisingly, many of these decisions from this traditionally pro-business Circuit have been pro-employee.
Indeed, recently there have been several instances where the Fifth Circuit has firmly sided with the plaintiff-employee, […]

By |October 14th, 2013|Law Changes, Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments