According to Indiana law, sexual harassment is defined as the unwanted conduct that is of a sexual nature, and includes both verbal advances and physical actions The forms of sexual harassment that are most common when done by an employer are sexual advances, the exchange of workplace favoritism for sexual favors, and the creation of a hostile work environment that is overly sexual.
How does Indiana Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers who are located in Dyer can be required to formulate and visibly post company policies regulating sexual conduct. Matters covered by such policies should include contact information used by employees to report incidents, handling procedures for claims, and corrective measures (in the event that a claim turns out to be successful).
There are also federal and Indiana laws that have established agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Dyer workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. 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 Indiana 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 Dyer attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.