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"My paw hurts."

Employers should beware of being too quick to believe an employee who accuses a co-worker of wrongdoing. If the accuser has an illegal motive (such as discrimination or retaliation), and if the employer is "negligent" in investigating before taking action against the co-worker, then the employer could be legally responsible.

So says the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

Is a former employee stealing your data so that he can start competing with you? Can he get around his obligations by borrowing a password, or by having his partnersHot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorris in crime do it? You may have a friend in the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Billy Hammel of our Dallas Office and Susan Bassford Wilson of our St. Louis Office have a good breakdown of the recent decision in United States v ...

None of us is immune from the Streisand Effect. Not even employers.

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"Honey, it can happen to any of us!"

A real estate firm in Dallas sued its ex-bookkeeper, Jacqueline, for embezzling approximately $400,000 over a four-year period by writing checks to phony vendors and all the usual tricks. She generally denied the allegations, and apparently the parties didn't do much discovery, so ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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