The laws of Texas define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including acts of either a verbal or physical nature. Prevalent examples of sexual harassment done by employers include making sexual advances, creating an overtly sexual and offensive work environment, and making demands for sexual favors as a condition to promotion.
How does Texas Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, San Juan employers may be required to formulate company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
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 San Juan 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?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a San Juan attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.