Texas Labor Code - Section 207.046. Involuntary Separation
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§ 207.046. INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION. (a) An individual is
not disqualified for benefits under this subchapter if:
(1) the work-related reason for the individual's
separation from employment was urgent, compelling, and necessary so
as to make the separation involuntary; or
(2) the individual leaves the workplace to protect the
individual from family violence or stalking as evidenced by:
(A) an active or recently issued protective order
documenting family violence against, or the stalking of, the
employee or the potential for family violence against, or the
stalking of, the employee;
(B) a police record documenting family violence
against, or the stalking of, the employee; and
(C) a physician's statement or other medical
documentation of family violence against the employee.
(b) Except as provided by law, evidence regarding an
employee described by Subsection (a)(2) may not be disclosed to any
person without the consent of the employee.
(c) In this section:
(1) "Family violence" has the meaning assigned by
Section 71.004, Family Code.
(2) "Stalking" means conduct described by Section 42.
072, Penal Code.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended
by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 817, § 7A.04, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Last modified: August 11, 2007