KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
To Report Discrimination
Fort Worth Human Relations Commission
Assistance with Unemployment
Wage and Hour Claims
Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Section
Collective Bargaining or
National Labor Relations Board
(817) 978-2921 Legal Services
Many people have heard that
If you lose your job, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits with the
WAGE & HOUR LAWS
If you have not been paid your full wages by your employer, you can contact the
If you think you were fired or retaliated against for trying to improve wages or work conditions for yourself and your co-workers, you can file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board at (817) 978-2921.
Who has the Right to Protection from Discrimination? If your employer has 15 or more employees, then you have the right to be free from discrimination on the job. But the laws preventing discrimination do not cover people working for companies with less than 15 employees.
What are your Rights? If your employer has 15 or more employees on the payroll, then you have the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of Race, Color, Disability, Religion, Sex, Sexual Harassment, National Origin or Age. If you work in the city of
Where and How Can You Protect Your Rights? If you think you were discriminated against at work because of your Race, Color, Disability, Religion, Sex, Sexual Harassment, National Origin, Age, Status as a Veteran, or Sexual Orientation, you must file a “Charge of Discrimination” with one of the three agencies created to investigate and prevent job discrimination: The Fort Worth Human Relations Commission, (817) 871-7525; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in Dallas, (214) 253-2700; or the Texas Commission on Human Rights in Austin, (888) 452-4778.
When Must You Act to Protect Your Rights? Counting from the last time you were discriminated against, you have up to 300 days to file a Charge of Discrimination with the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission or the Equal Opportunity Commission. If you act within 180 days, you can also file your Charge of Discrimination with the Texas Commission on Human Rights.