Connecticut law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical acts. Sexual advances, creating a hostile work environment that is blatantly sexual in nature, and sexual advances are some of the more common forms of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Connecticut Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First of all, employers in the city of Prospect may be required to implement company policies with regards to sexual harassment and post these in a visible location so that employees may be informed. The policies should at least include: contact information for the reporting of sexual harassment incidents, an outline of policies to be followed in filing a claim, and the remedies available when a claim successfully proven.
There are also federal and Connecticut laws that have established agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Prospect workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. These laws also prohibit employers from firing employees or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Connecticut attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and prove a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. Federal investigators are often extremely overworked. Because of this, working with a Prospect attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.