According to Maine law, sexual harassment is defined as the unwanted conduct which is of a sexual nature, and includes both verbal advances and physical acts Employers are most commonly involved in the following types 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, Buxton employers may be required to establish 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 procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
Additionally, federal and Maine laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Buxton to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Employers are also prohibited 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?
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 very overworked. Because of this, working with a Buxton attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.