Robert E. Bettac: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Robert E. Bettac


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  • Employment Discrimination
  • Union Management Relations
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Employment Contract Disputes
University Ashland University, B.A., cum laude, 1972
Law SchoolUniversity of Cincinnati, J.D., 1979
Admitted1979, Texas; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1983, U.S. District Court, Western and Southern Districts of Texas; 1989, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Memberships State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bar Association; San Antonio Bar Foundation.

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment. Author: "Texas Labor Laws in Private Sector," State Bar of Texas. Member, Editorial Review Board, Texas Employer Advisor. Past Member, Witte Museum Council and San Antonio Public Library Foundation Board. Board Member, Winston School of San Antonio. (Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)


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Restroom Rights-The New Challenge for Texas Employers
Robert E. Bettac, July 16, 2015
Time was when an employer’s only preoccupation with restrooms was whether the cleaning crew was keeping them stocked with soap, towels, and toilet paper. Enter the new reality: federal agencies and LGBT rights groups are contending that transgender employees should be given the right to...

Fifth Circuit Declines to Clarify When an Employment Action is “Adverse” Enough to Support a Discrimination Claim
Robert E. Bettac, March 24, 2015
When presented with an employment discrimination claim, one of the early questions any agency or court must answer is whether the claimant has suffered an “adverse employment action.” Simply stated, even if a discriminatory motive can be shown, is the harm suffered by the claimant...

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Robert E. Bettac

112 East Pecan Street
San AntonioTX 78205


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