With three new laws in effect concerning sexual harassment claims in Texas, Jackson Walker partner Jamila Brinson spoke with Law360 about what these changes to the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act mean for employers.
“People are still focused and concentrated on COVID-19-related issues that are ongoing, and they don’t have many people in the office,” she said. “But what we have been advising clients to do is stop and focus on this new law and what they need to have in place to make sure they are ready for it.”
As such, Jamila noted that employers should revisit and update their employee handbooks and sexual harassment policies, and possibly to require more training on the subject.
For more information about the new revisions to Texas’ sexual harassment laws, please see “Changes on the Horizon: Major Revisions to Texas Sexual Harassment Laws” and the Fast Takes podcast episode “Texas Expands and Redefines Sexual Harassment Laws.”
To read the full Law360 article, visit “What To Know About Texas’ New Sexual Harassment Laws” (subscription required).
Jamila M. Brinson is a labor and employment and litigation attorney who partners with clients to proactively shape their workplaces and resolve issues when they arise. Whether handling labor and employment disputes, commercial disputes, or media, trademark, and copyright litigation, Jamila listens to her clients and creates legal strategies to obtain the best possible result. She also serves as Chair of Jackson Walker’s Diversity & Inclusion Counseling group. In recognition of her practice, Jamila has been named to Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list (2019-2021) and Lawdragon’s list of the 500 leading U.S. corporate employment lawyers (2020).