According to Kentucky 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 Kentucky Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Flatwoods employers can be required to formulate company policies that specifically address sexual harassment in the workplace. These must be posted in a visible area such as a break room. 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).
Furthermore, federal and Kentucky laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Flatwoods to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. 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 Kentucky 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. Federal investigators are often extremely overworked. Therefore, hiring a Flatwoods lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Kentucky.