According to Kansas law, sexual harassment is defined as the unwanted conduct which is of a sexual nature, and includes both verbal advances and physical acts The types 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 Kansas Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Topeka employers can be required to establish company policies that specifically address sexual harassment in the workplace. These must be posted in a visible area such as a break room. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
There are also federal and Kansas laws that have appointed agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Topeka workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. These laws also prohibit employers from firing workers or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Kansas attorney help?
If you do not have any expertise in the applicable laws, it may be difficult to investigate and establish a claim involving sexual harassment. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Thus, hiring a Topeka lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Kansas.