The laws of Texas define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including acts of either a verbal or physical nature. Frequent 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, Tarrant County employers may be required to formulate company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Matters covered by such policies should include contact information used by employees to report incidents, handling procedures for claims, and corrective measures (in the event that a claim turns out 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 Tarrant County to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Furthermore, these laws prohibit employers from firing an employee for alleging sexual harassment or taking any action in retaliation to a claim.
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. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a Tarrant County attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.