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Category: Harassment

Mar 25
2021

Criminal Harassment vs. Civil Harassment in Texas

Harassment | Sexual Harassment

Laws in Texas were created to serve a variety of purposes. One vital reason for law is to help maintain public peace and order by criminalizing violent or criminal behavior. Some laws try to meet this goal by criminalizing specific behavior that is threatening or undesirable – like the laws that surround criminal harassment as opposed to civil harassment.

A recent case out of Dallas against a restaurant chain shows just how harassment laws have been put to the test. In this particular case, 34 former employees of the restaurant filed a federal lawsuit that claimed the organization had a rating system for their bodies in uniform,  which they asserted was tantamount to harassment and sex discrimination. Those with high [...]

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