Arizona law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical action. Some types of sexual harassment that are most commonly committed by an employer include exchanging favoritism for sexual favors, the creation of a hostile work environment of a sexual nature, and sexual advances.
How does Arizona Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Casa Grande employers can be required to establish company policies that specifically address sexual harassment in the workplace. These must be posted in a visible area such as a break room. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
Additionally, federal and Arizona laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Casa Grande to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to fire an employee for filing a harassment claim or to take any other action based on retaliation against the employee.
How can a Arizona attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a Casa Grande attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.