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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Is An Employee Who Is Six Days out of Rehab “Disabled” Under the TCHRA?
Robert E. Bettac, March 17, 2014
The Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA) provides that a “current condition of addiction” to alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances is not a covered “disability.” In Melendez v. Houston Independent School District (December 5, 2013), the Texas 14th District Court...

Can You Avoid a Series of “Mini-Trials” At Trial? The Fifth Circuit Says Yes by Limiting Testimony About Bias Against Co-Workers
Robert E. Bettac, January 28, 2014
Recently the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals approved the limitations that a trial court placed on an employee’s testimony about how his co-workers were victimized by a “pattern or practice” of age discrimination. The worker was permitted to testify about his manager’s...

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Robert E. Bettac

112 East Pecan Street
San AntonioTX 78205


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