- Until now, Texas Labor Code Chapter 21 has defined “employers” who may be liable for sexual harassment claims to be those with 15 or more employees.
- As of September 1, 2021, all employers with at least one employee will now be subject to liability for sexual harassment claims.
- Also, individual managers, supervisors, and coworkers are now subject to personal liability for sexual harassment claims, which was not the case under the prior law.
- Action Point. This is a major change in sexual harassment law in Texas, and employers of all sizes should review their policies and procedures for handling sexual harassment complaints accordingly.
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Eric J. Kolder, Shareholder
Labor & Employment Law