Georgia law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical acts. Employers are most frequently involved in the following forms of sexual harassment acts: demanding sexual favors in exchange for promotions, creating a sexually offensive work environment, and making sexual advances.
How does Georgia Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers who are located in Jackson can be required to implement and visibly post company policies regulating sexual conduct. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the process for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.
Furthermore, federal and Georgia laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Jackson to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Employers are also barred under these laws from taking action in retaliation against an employee who has claimed sexual harassment, such as firing them or denying them a promotion.
How can a Georgia attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these issues to be overworked. Because of this, working with a Jackson attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.