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 prevalent forms of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Texas Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers in Horizon are often required to formulate company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. 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 formed agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Horizon work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. These laws also prohibit employers from firing employees or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Texas attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these issues to be overworked. Thus, hiring a Horizon lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Texas.