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 prevalent types of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Colorado Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers in Greenwood are often required to implement 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.
The laws of the state of Colorado and federal law have both appointed agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Greenwood work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. These laws also prohibit employers from firing workers or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Colorado attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and establish a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Thus, hiring a Greenwood lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Colorado.