“In the complaint, the Plaintiffs allege that (a) they are members of a protected class; (b) they were subjected to intentional discriminatory treatment during their employment with SLU; (c) similarly situated white employees were treated differently; (d) they were terminated due to their race; (e) Gandolfo was subjected to unwelcome sexual harassment that was willfully disregarded by the supervisors at SLU; and (f) they both made grievances to supervisors and filed EEOC complaints, but were subsequently given low performance reviews, suspended without pay, and ultimately terminated. Unlike the summary judgment standard that requires an evidentiary pleading standard, the Plaintiffs only need to allege sufficient facts at this stage to give the Defendants fair notice of the claims and the grounds upon which they rests. Here, the Plaintiffs’ allegations set forth the underlying facts concerning the various instances of the alleged discrimination as well as the key players in the discriminatory acts. These allegations are enough to make out a cognizable claim and provide fair notice to the Defendants of their claims.”

Jones v. Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, WL 3409477 (E.D. La. 2015)

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We asked Eric P. Dama, a Trial Attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C., to provide his open answers to a range of questions.  After reading, you will be more more versed with the advocacy that Mr. Dama affords.

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We asked Eric P. Dama, a Trial Attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C., to provide his open answers to a range of questions.  After reading, you will be more more versed with the advocacy that Mr. Dama affords.

1. What did you start practicing labor and employment law?

The prospect of representing another person’s interests and helping those who are going through the toughest and most stressful times in life really intrigued me.

2. What is the most important issue to you of being an advocate?

Giving my clients a voice.

3. Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Hugo Black.

4. What do you think is the most important part of a good case?

A likable client with a strong story to tell.

5. If you could write a new law, what would it do?

Not give companies so much leeway in dealing with terminating employees.

6. Besides Rob Wiley, P.C., what is the most interesting job that you have had?

I worked as a Journalist and Newspaper Staff Writer at The University of Oklahoma.

7. Who is your favorite celebrity?

Barry Switzer.

8. What skills do you value as an employment attorney?

Empathy and patience.

9. What is your favorite food?

Any shell food.

10. What’s the best part of living in Dallas?

Family and friends!

Eric P. Dama is a Trial Attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C.  He graduated summa cum laude from The University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2011.  Mr. Dama went on and received his law degree from Baylor University School of Law in 2014.