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 Hamilton County 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).
Indiana and federal laws established agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Hamilton County workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Furthermore, these laws prohibit employers from firing an employee for alleging sexual harassment or taking any action in retaliation to a claim.
How can a Indiana attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and show a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are frequently understaffed and overworked. Because of this, working with a Hamilton County attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.