The Texas State Statute Prohibiting Discrimination Because of an Evacuation


Three years ago, Littler prepared an ASAP on legal issues related to the evacuations associated with Hurricane Rita that hit the Northeastern Texas Gulf Coast. This

month, Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast at Galveston, Texas, and Texas employers again are facing employment issues related to the hurricane. As a result, the

2005 ASAP has been revised and updated summarizing the discipline and compensation issues associated with employees missing work because of a weather emergency.

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