Texas Publishes Revised Discrimination Notice; Updated EEOC Workplace Discrimination Poster
Posted on March 9, 2023 byLaborLawCenter™
State Update Overview
|Date Updated||February 2023|
|Labor Law Update||The State of Texas discrimination laws; federal EEO workplace discrimination laws|
|What Changed||Sex protected class; revised poster|
|Mandatory or Non-Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Updated Poster||Texas Labor Law Poster|
In February 2023, the Texas Workforce Commission released an updated Equal Employment Opportunity Notice with additional protections under the sex protected class.
Texas Discrimination Law Update
- Sex protected class includes sexual harassment, gender stereotyping, pregnancy discrimination, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
- New website and email address provided
In October 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a revised Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal poster.
Federal EEOC Workplace Discrimination Law Update
- Revised poster includes additional information regarding who is protected, covered organizations, types of illegal employment discrimination, and types of employment practices that can be challenged as discriminatory.
- Clarified process to file a discrimination complaint through the EEOC including updated websites and new phone number
- Added QR code
- Newly added information for the federal Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program and coverage of employees of a company with a federal contract or subcontract
- Clarified process to report a contractor who has violated its nondiscrimination or affirmative action obligations under OFCCP’s authorities
- Added access information for telecommunications relay services
Texas Labor Law Poster Update
All businesses within the State of Texas must display the new Equal Employment Opportunity and federal EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal posters along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Texas & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.
Order the Texas Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.
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