The laws of Texas define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including acts of either a verbal or physical nature. Sexual advances, creating a hostile work environment that is blatantly sexual in nature, and sexual advances are some of the more frequent types of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Texas Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Bexar County employers may be required to formulate company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. The policies should at least include: contact information for the reporting of sexual harassment incidents, an outline of procedures to be followed in filing a claim, and the remedies available when a claim successfully proven.
Additionally, federal and Texas laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Bexar County to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to fire an employee for filing a harassment claim or to take any other action based on retaliation against the employee.
How can a Texas attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and show a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Because of this, working with a Bexar County attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.