According to Louisiana law, sexual harassment is defined as the unwanted conduct which is of a sexual nature, and includes both verbal advances and physical acts Sexual advances, creating a hostile work environment that is blatantly sexual in nature, and sexual advances are some of the more frequent types of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Louisiana Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Bastrop employers may be required to formulate company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. The policies should at least include: contact information for the reporting of sexual harassment incidents, an outline of procedures to be followed in filing a claim, and the remedies available when a claim successfully proven.
There are also agencies which are created by federal and Louisiana law for the specific purpose of handling sexual harassment cases. Such agencies have the authority to investigate work sites to determine if the complaints they receive in Bastrop are true. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to fire an employee for filing a harassment claim or to take any other action based on retaliation against the employee.
How can a Louisiana attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these matters to be overworked. Because of this, working with a Bastrop attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.