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 often 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, North Berwick employers may be required to establish 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.
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 North Berwick to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive 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 Maine attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and proving a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these matters to be overworked. So, hiring a North Berwick lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Maine.