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Authors: Frederick J. Barrow and Patrick F. Martin, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Summary

  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Texas employers must comply with a number of state and local antidiscrimination laws, including the Texas Labor Code. See Disability Discrimination in Texas.
  • Texas law prohibits discrimination against individuals who are disabled. See Texas Labor Code.
  • Several Texas counties and cities have enacted ordinances prohibiting discrimination in employment that are broader than the Texas Labor Code and Title VII. See Local Ordinances.