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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Texas

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Mark Levine, Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.


  • Texas adopted the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA or Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21) in 1983 and created the Texas Commission on Human Rights to enforce its provisions. The TCHRA aims to secure for its citizens freedom from discrimination based on race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin or age. See Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
  • A job application is a critical part of the recruiting process that may be used to obtain information about an individual's experience and expertise for a particular position. See Job Applications.
  • Texas recognizes negligent hiring claims, but a new state law also provides protections for employers. See Negligent Hiring.
  • Localities including Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio have requirements pertaining to interviewing and selecting job candidates. See Local Requirements.