The laws of Texas define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including actions 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 forms of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Texas Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Cameron County employers may be required to create 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 policies to be followed in filing a claim, and the remedies available when a claim successfully proven.
The laws of the state of Texas and federal law have both established agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Cameron County work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Furthermore, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a Texas attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too overworked to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a Cameron County attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.