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TWC Encourages Equal Employment Opportunity Training

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Houston employers that are looking to avoid discrimination and harassment lawsuits may want to look into Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training that is provided by the state of Texas. The Civil Rights Division of the Texas Workforce Commission writes that they offer a variety of comprehensive EEO training programs.

The purpose of the training programs is to provide supervisors and managers of companies with an understanding of EEO. The EEO training programs cover legal issues, including guidelines for hiring, administering evaluations, disciplinary action, terminations and layoffs. The Civil Rights Division offers the EEO training at the requestors site at a minimum cost. The length of the training varies, but is usually from four to eight hours depending on the program.

How exactly does EEO training benefit the employer? Such training can give clarification of the responsibilities for both the employer and employee. The training may also reduce the number of EEO-related complaints in a company and provide a better understanding of how EEO law works.

Texas employers can contact Tony Robertson with the Civil Rights Division of TWC for scheduling EEO training at (512) 463-4678. Federal laws and state laws are supposed to protect workers from various types of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Federal laws also protect employees if they wish to file a discrimination complaint against an employer. Thus, it's illegal  for an employer to retaliate against an employee for making a complaint. Employees in Texas that have questions about their rights under EEO laws should contact a Houston employment lawyer or the state's Civil Rights Division.

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