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Don't be intimidated: Undocumented workers have rights too

With growing threats of deportation, many undocumented workers are scared. If you are an undocumented worker in Texas then you might fear being discriminated against at work or even losing your job. You are likely working hard to support your family and worry about how things will change once President-elect Trump takes office. It is important for you to know that both federal and Texas laws protect your rights as a worker, now and in the future.

CNN faces allegations of workplace discrimination and retaliation

All Texas employees should be equally afforded the opportunity to succeed and be successful in their positions, but that is not always how the situations are handled. A writer/producer for CNN claims that he was not given the chance to learn new skills on the job and faced workplace discrimination. He believes that the color of his skin was the reason why he was passed over on positions for which he was qualified.

Former deputy accuses sheriff's department of wrongful discharge

The Family and Medical leave act is in place to help Texas workers retain their jobs if they face an emergency and need time away from work. This federal law includes up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, which can be used for several reasons, one of which being if an employee needs surgery. It is illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee for taking advantage of an approved leave under this law. An employee who suffers a wrongful discharge or otherwise faces retaliation may choose to file a claim against his or her employer for FMLA violations.

Prominent worker files for racial discrimination against the city

A long-term employee of an international airport outside of Texas claims that he was denied a position for which he was qualified due to his race. The plaintiff -- who happens to be black -- was a prominent member of the airport staff and was often seen as the public face for events and conferences. He served in many positions during his 19 years with the company and is currently the assistant aviation director. His racial discrimination case against the city was recently filed in a federal court.

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