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, Ulysses employers can be required to implement 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 created agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate an Ulysses 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?
A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and prove without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Because of this, working with an Ulysses attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.