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, employers in Willis are often required to implement company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the procedure for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.
There are also agencies which are created by federal and Texas law for the specific purpose of handling sexual harassment cases. Such agencies have the authority to investigate work sites to determine if the complaints they receive in Willis 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 fairly common for federal officials who investigate these matters to be overworked. Thus, hiring a Willis lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Texas.