New Changes to Texas Sexual Harassment Protection for Employees (2021)

Lara C. de Leon
Lara C. de Leon | Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Lara is an experienced trial lawyer and client advocate. Her extensive career has involved representing companies of all sizes, across many industries, in all aspects of employment law. Lara has successfully defended clients in the courtroom, before administrative agencies, and on appeal. In addition to litigation, Lara has spent her two-plus decades of experience partnering with clients to counsel them through complex issues involving discrimination, retaliation, accommodation, and wage and hour compliance.

On-Demand: September 24, 2021

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Program Summary

Workplace harassment continues to be a leading issue both on the state and federal level. With the growth of the #metoo movement, there has been an increase in claims nationwide, and recent developments on the state and federal level have changed how litigants typically bring – and resolve – such claims. In 2021, the Texas legislature drastically expanded the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act to respond to this movement. Attendees will learn about these changes and other updates to workplace harassment law, and how they will change the landscape of these claims in the future.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

Understand recent amendments to the Texas Labor Code that expand employer and individualliability for workplace sexual harassment.

  • Recent case in Texas state and federal courts addressing claims of workplace harassment andretaliation.
  • Emerging legal issues that these developments implicate, on topics such as representation andconflicts, procedural matters, and summary judgment practice.

Date / Time: September 24, 2021

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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Speakers

Lara C. de Leon_ Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete_myLawCLELara C. de Leon | Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Lara is an experienced trial lawyer and client advocate. Her extensive career has involved representing companies of all sizes, across many industries, in all aspects of employment law. Lara has successfully defended clients in the courtroom, before administrative agencies, and on appeal. In addition to litigation, Lara has spent her two-plus decades of experience partnering with clients to counsel them through complex issues involving discrimination, retaliation, accommodation, and wage and hour compliance. Lara has also developed a passion for guiding clients through high-stakes matters involving pay equity, harassment, leave of absence, and accommodations. Lara has had the distinct experience of working as in-house counsel for two large, multi-national corporations, which gives her a unique perspective on how to address the intricate issues facing organizations and their employees.

Lara is an accomplished speaker and presenter, having presented on cutting edge employment law topics at local and national events, as well as many online forums. Lara is licensed to practice law in both Texas and California, and is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

 

Agenda

I. Understand recent amendments to the Texas Labor Code that expand employer and individual liability for workplace sexual harassment | 1:00pm – 1:20pm
II. Recent case in Texas state and federal courts addressing claims of workplace harassment and retaliation | 1:20pm – 1:40pm
III. Emerging legal issues that these developments implicate, on topics such as representation and conflicts, procedural matters, and summary judgment practice | 1:40pm – 2:00pm