The laws of Texas define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including actions of either a verbal or physical nature. Common 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, West Columbia employers may be required to create 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 successful).
Texas and federal laws formed agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate West Columbia workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Also, 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 proving a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, frequently too busy to give much attention to any one claim. So, hiring a West Columbia lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Texas.