DG(LEGAL) - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

Employee Free Speech

Whistleblower Protection

  1. Regulate under or enforce the law alleged to be violated in the report; or
  2. Investigate or prosecute a violation of criminal law.

Definitions

  1. The employee believed that the conduct reported was a violation of law; and
  2. The employee's belief was reasonable in light of the employee's training and experience.
  1. The employee believed the governmental entity was authorized to:
    1. Regulate under or enforce the law alleged to be violated in the report, or
    2. Investigate or prosecute a violation of criminal law; and
  2. The employee's belief was reasonable in light of the employee's training and experience.

Whistleblower Complaints

Initiate Grievance

Legal Action

  1. Exhaust the applicable procedures, in which event the employee must sue not later than the 30th day after the date those procedures are exhausted to obtain relief under Government Code Chapter 554; or
  2. Terminate procedures, in which event the employee must sue within time remaining under Government Code 554.005 to obtain relief under Government Code Chapter 554.

Burden of Proof

Affirmative Defense

Notice of Rights

Right to Express Breast Milk

Discrimination Prohibited

Policy

  1. Support the practice of expressing breast milk; and
  2. Make reasonable accommodations for the needs of employees who express breast milk.

Employer Responsibilities

  1. Provide a reasonable amount of break time for an employee to express breast milk each time the employee has need to express the milk; and
  2. Provide a place, other than a multiple user bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from other employees and the public where the employee can express breast milk.

Breaks for Nursing Mothers

Stem Cell Treatments

Prohibitions

Notice by Electronic Media

Protection of Nurses

Immunity for Shelter Workers

Note: For information regarding when the carry of weapons is permitted on campus, see CHF.

Tyler Junior College

DG(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 33

DATE ISSUED: 12/12/2017