Colorado 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 frequent types of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Colorado Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers in Burlington are often required to establish company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. The policies should at least include: contact information for the reporting of sexual harassment incidents, an outline of procedures to be followed in filing a claim, and the remedies available when a claim successfully proven.
There are also federal and Colorado laws that have appointed agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Burlington workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. 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 Colorado attorney help?
Investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim might be difficult without consulting someone with expertise in the relevant laws. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these matters to be overworked. Because of this, working with a Burlington attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.