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Defending Businesses Against Discrimination And Harassment Claims

Title VII and its state counterpart set out many legal requirements that can be damaging to an unsuspecting or unprepared business. Title VII bans discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability and sexual harassment. However, Title VII also provides protection for employers.

Unlike most lawsuits, Title VII claims are initiated with an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or Texas Workforce Commission.

Immediate Action Required

A successful defense against Title VII claims begins with the employer’s response to the EEOC. The choices made during the EEOC process can either severely limit future legal maneuverability or lay the groundwork for the effective resolution of legal claims. Therefore, it is imperative that a business facing a Title VII complaint has experienced attorneys to advise, guide and protect it through the legal process.

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Mills Shirley attorneys are extensively familiar with the administrative process and courthouse legal procedures as the result of having defended hundreds of EEOC claims. We aggressively defend these matters through the EEOC process and in the state and federal court systems, ensuring that our clients are afforded all of the protections and affirmative defenses provided by Title VII.

If facing an accusation of workplace discrimination or harassment, act quickly. Email us to schedule a consultation with a Mills Shirley lawyer to obtain skilled legal counsel on how to best proceed.


  • Benton v. Kroger Co.,
    No. C.A. G-85-207, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, 640 F.Supp. 1317; 1986 U.S. Dist., Lexis 21505; 46 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1356, August 15, 1986 (sexual harassment).
  • Willson v. Shannon,
    Civil Action No. G-93-051, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, 857 F.Supp. 34; 1994 U.S. Dist., Lexis 9307; 84 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 866, July 5, 1994 (gender discrimination).
  • Dorothy J. Fine v. GAF Chemical Corp., et al,
    No. 92-2824, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 995 F.2d 576 (5th Cir. 1993) (gender discrimination).
  • Winchester v. Galveston Yacht Basin,
    Civil Action No. G-95-677, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, 943 F.Supp. 776; 1996 U.S. Dist., Lexis 16675; 72 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 919, November 5, 1996 (sexual harassment).