Law:Title 5. Workers' Compensation. Subtitle B. Discrimination Issues (Texas)

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Subtitle B. Discrimination Issues

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Chapter 451. Discrimination Prohibited

Section  451.001.  Discrimination Against Employees Prohibited.

A person may not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee because the employee has:

(1)  filed a workers' compensation claim in good faith;

(2)  hired a lawyer to represent the employee in a claim;

(3)  instituted or caused to be instituted in good faith a proceeding under Subtitle A; or

(4)  testified or is about to testify in a proceeding under Subtitle A.

Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.



Section  451.002.  Remedies; Burden Of Proof.

(a) A person who violates Section 451.001 is liable for reasonable damages incurred by the employee as a result of the violation.

(b)  An employee discharged in violation of Section 451.001 is entitled to reinstatement in the former position of employment.

(c)  The burden of proof in a proceeding under this section is on the employee.

Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.



Section  451.003.  Injunction. A D

istrict court may restrain, for cause shown, a violation of Section 451.001.

Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.


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