Texas Workers Rights

John Wenke explores the issues of discrimination that arise in the workplace and discusses the many facets of various cases heard around the nation in the Texas Workers Rights Blog.

Watch Your Language at Work?

Every so often someone writes a letter to the newspaper complaining about the amount of Spanish spoken in El Paso, and specifically in the workplace.   

Pre-ADAAA Opinion Smells Bad for Worker

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion reminding us how difficult it was for workers to bring disability claims before the passage

Open Records Are Not So Open

El Paso City Council recently proposed an ordinance aimed at limiting the type of documents subject to disclosure under open records requests.   This was appropriately

Sex, Lies and Cell Phones

In December, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a summary judgment for an employer who was alleged to have violated the Stored Communications Act

Smokers and Obese Need Not Apply

It’s that time of the year when people make their new year’s resolutions.   For many, this includes goals to quit smoking, lose weight, or exercise

Giving Thanks For (Some) Employers

A longtime friend has been battling cancer for the second time in recent years.   Although the experience has been physically, emotionally and spiritually challenging for

Yes, “Reverse” Discrimination is Illegal

Earlier this year, I attended an employment law seminar.  One of the topics dealt with the issue of “reverse” discrimination.   The presenter, a well respected

John Wenke is an Employment Law Attorney practicing in the area of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and sexual harassment. Mr. Wenke represents employees in Texas and New Mexico, including but not limited to El Paso,  Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Pecos, Marfa, Alpine, Presidio, and Del Rio.