Beginning on September 1, 2023, the Texas Labor Code will prohibit race discrimination on the basis of an employee’s hair texture or a protective hairstyle commonly or historically associated with race. Protected hairstyle includes braids, locks, and twists. Twenty states have pass similar laws commonly referred to as CROWN Acts. CROWN is an acronym for
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Texas Court Holds Lilly Ledbetter Principles Inapplicable to Claims Arising Under State Law
The Fort Worth Court of Appeals ruled that the provisions of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 extending the charge filing deadlines for certain pay discrimination claims should not be automatically applied to pay discrimination claims arising under state law.
In Tarrant Regional Water District v. Villanueva, Tamara Villanueva brought suit against the…
Will GINA Make a Big Impact? Texas’ Experience Suggests Not.
In 2008 the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was passed. Earlier this year the EEOC issued proposed regulations interpreting GINA and those regulations are expected to be finalized this month. GINA generally prohibits employers from possessing and using genetic information about individuals or from making employment decisions using that information, with several limited exceptions. A number of other…