30 minutes | Oct 7, 2021

Texas' New Strict Sexual Harassment Law

On September 1, 2021, three major changes to the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act went into effect. These changes give those who have been the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace many more litigation options under Texas law. Previous Good Morning, HR guest attorney Jim Zadeh calls these changes "gold" for plaintiffs.Today's guest agrees that these changes will necessitate changes to policy and training by every employer in Texas, regardless of the number of employees. And individual supervisors or even coworkers will need to rethink their own potential liability when they become aware of workplace sexual harassment.About our Guest:Julie is a partner in the law firm of Ross | Gannaway, PLLC. Her law practice is devoted solely to employment law, and she represents employers and management in both the public and private sector. Julie’s practice emphasizes all aspects of employment law including assisting clients on FMLA, FLSA and ADA issues; assisting clients against claims such as wrongful discharge, employment discrimination and harassment under Title VII, ADA, ADEA and other employment statutes; training in all areas of employment law; and investigation of employee complaints. Julie has a J.D. with honors from Texas Tech University and a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas. Julie is a long-time member of FWHR and served on the board of directors as Legal and Legislative Director for many years. JR@rossgannaway.lawGood Morning, HR is brought to you by Imperative—premium background checks with fast and friendly service. For more information about our commitment to quality and excellent customer service, visit us at imperativeinfo.com.If you are an HRCI or SHRM-certified professional, this episode of Good Morning, HR has been pre-approved for half a recertification credit. To obtain the recertification information for this episode, visit goodmorninghr.com.
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