According to Maine law, sexual harassment is defined as the unwanted conduct that is of a sexual nature, and includes both verbal advances and physical actions Employers are most often involved in the following forms of sexual harassment acts: demanding sexual favors in exchange for promotions, creating a sexually offensive work environment, and making sexual advances.
How does Maine Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Bucksport employers may be required to create company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing policies, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
Furthermore, federal and Maine laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Bucksport 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 Maine attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and proving a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, frequently too busy to give much attention to any one claim. So, hiring a Bucksport lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Maine.