Public employers. The Texas Equal Pay Act provides that all women employed by the state of Texas must be paid the same as men performing the same kind, grade, and quantity of service and that no distinctions in compensation may be made based on sex (TX Govt. Code Sec. 659.001).
There is no comparable state law that covers private employers. However, Texas employers engaged in interstate commerce are covered by the federal Equal Pay Act. There is additional information.
In addition, the Texas Human Rights Commission Act (TCHRA) prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, or age, in connection with compensation or the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment (TX Labor Code Sec. 21.051 et seq.). The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees. There is additional information and details.