Iowa law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical action. Prevalent examples of sexual harassment done by employers include making sexual advances, creating an overtly sexual and offensive work environment, and making demands for sexual favors as a condition to promotion.
How does Iowa Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers in Vinton 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.
Iowa and federal laws created agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Vinton workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. 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 Iowa 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 Vinton lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Iowa.