1.3.3 Article 5221K, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (1983)

The Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHR) addresses employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and age.

TCHR functions as an investigative agency under contract with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC empowers TCHR to investigate and conciliate complaints of employment discrimination. In the event that conciliatory efforts fail, TCHR has the authority to file civil actions against both public and private employers.