Texas employers lead the list of employers that should act to tighten their employment discrimination compliance and risk management to prepare for heightened likelihood of charges, litigation and other enforcement.
Texas employers remain the most frequent target of discrimination charges, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statistics show.
With EEOC and other agencies as well as private litigants growing more aggressive in bringing claims and judgements, sanctions, investigation and defense costs rising, all employers should evaluate the adequacy of current policies and practices, tighten documentation, weigh the need for employment practices liability coverage and take other steps to minimize exposures to these claims and prepare to defend against allegations of discrimination. With Texas leading the charge list, Texaa employers particularly should be sensitive to their potential exposure.
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