According to Michigan 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 frequently 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 Michigan Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers who are located in Berrien County 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.
The laws of the state of Michigan and federal law have both established agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Berrien County work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. 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 Michigan attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these issues to be overworked. Thus, hiring a Berrien County lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Michigan.