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 commonly 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, employers who are located in York can be required to implement and visibly post company policies regulating sexual conduct. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the process for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.
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 York to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to dismiss 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 showing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are frequently understaffed and overworked. Because of this, working with a York attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.