Employers in Texas and around the country have good reasons to be concerned about allegations of discrimination or harassment in the workplace. In addition to facing possible financial penalties, businesses thought to be discriminatory may have to contend with a public backlash and low worker morale. To prevent this from happening, business owners should become familiar with federal and state employment laws and have proactive policies put into place to ensure that they are complied with.
Texas business owners may be interested in learning that Oracle has been ordered to pay Hewlett-Packard $3 billion in a breach of contract action. The verdict was handed down by a jury in Santa Clary County, California, on June 30. An Oracle spokesperson indicated that the company will appeal the decision.