California law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical action. Sexual advances, creating a hostile work environment that is blatantly sexual in nature, and sexual advances are some of the more common types of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does California Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers in Imperial Beach are often required to implement company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the procedure for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.
The laws of the state of California and federal law have both appointed agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Imperial Beach work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Also, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a California attorney help?
A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and prove without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, often too busy to give much attention to any one claim. So, hiring an Imperial Beach lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of California.