Texas Civil Rights: What you need to know

The Texas Commission on Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, disability, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), national origin, or age (40 years of age or older) (TX Labor Code Sec. 21.001 et seq.).
The law applies to all public employers, including elected officials, and to private employers, including labor unions and employment agencies, with 15 or more employees. The law does not apply to out-of-state employees of Texas-based companies.
Genetic information. A separate law prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of genetic test results or an individual's refusal to submit to genetic testing (TX Labor Code Sec. 21.401 et seq.).
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Under the state human rights law, it is an unlawful employment practice to:
• Refuse to hire, to discharge, or to otherwise discriminate with respect to an individual’s compensation or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of a protected characteristic.
• Retaliate against any individual who has opposed a discriminatory practice; has made or filed a charge or complaint; or who testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the state law.
• Limit, segregate, or classify an employee or job applicant on the basis of a protected characteristic in a manner that would tend to deprive him or her of any employment opportunity or otherwise adversely affect employment status.
• Aid, abet, incite, or coerce a person to engage in a discriminatory practice.
• Publish an advertisement for employment indicating a preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on a protected characteristic unless a bona fide occupational qualification ...

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