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Texas

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Weak‏
Effective as of September 1st, 2019

Protected groups:

  • Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
    • Refer to the law for a complete list of the 7 protected groups

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies with 15 or more employees*
  • May cover state and local government employees*

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who file a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination

Remedies:

  • Back pay:
    • Up to two (2) times the amount of back pay awarded
    • Up to two (2) years of back pay may be awarded
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees

Please click HERE for access to Texas Lab. Code § 21.051, Discrimination by Employer.
*see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

Last revised 08/23/2019

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