Current through Reg. 46, No. 53; December 31, 2021
In addition to the definitions contained in §
this title, the following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Agency--The unit of
state government established under Texas Labor Code, Chapter 301, that is
presided over by the Commission.
(2) Commission--The body of governance
established under Texas Labor Code, Chapter 301.
(3) Complainant--A person claiming to be
aggrieved by a violation of Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21, or Texas Property
Code, Chapter 301, and who files a complaint under one of these
(4) CRD--Texas Workforce
Commission Civil Rights Division.
(5) CRD director--The director, or the
director's authorized designee, of the Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights
Division, as established under Texas Labor Code §
The CRD director is the authorized designee of the Agency's executive director
for purposes of enforcing the statutes referenced in §
819.1 of this
(6) Fair Employment
Practices Agency--A state or local government agency designated by the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to investigate perfected
employment discrimination complaints in the state or local government agency's
(7) Fair Housing
Assistance Program Agency--A state or local government agency designated by the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to investigate Fair
Housing Act complaints in the state or local government agency's
(8) Party--A person
who, having a justiciable interest in a matter before CRD, is admitted to full
participation in a proceeding concerning that matter.
(9) Person--One or more individuals or an
association, corporation, joint stock company, labor organization, legal
representative, mutual company, partnership, receiver, trust, trustee, trustee
in bankruptcy, unincorporated organization, the state, or a political
subdivision or agency of the state.
(10) Respondent--A person against whom a
complaint has been filed in accordance with Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21, or
Texas Property Code, Chapter 301.