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 Jefferson County can be required to implement 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 formed agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Jefferson County workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Additionally, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a Indiana attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are frequently understaffed and overworked. Because of this, working with a Jefferson County attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.