Texas Harassment Law Change

We at New Wind hope all is well with you and your company. Below is our Labor Law update for your particular state.

Upcoming New Law: Texas SB 45 (HB 48)
What is it about? Discrimination and Harassment
Effective Date: September 1, 2021

Summary of the law: The national law firm of Littler summarizes the new law as this: “Provides that it is unlawful employment practice if an employer knew about prohibited harassment and did not act immediately.”

How could it affect you? Be sure to take any claims of harassment seriously and be quick to investigate any reported or suspected harassment. If you do not already have your company policies in writing, you might consider getting an Employee Handbook. At New Wind, we can craft a customized Texas Employee Handbook specifically for your organization.