Pontiac Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Pontiac, MI

According to Michigan 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 Michigan Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First, Pontiac employers can be required to establish company policies that specifically address sexual harassment in the workplace. These must be posted in a visible area such as a break room. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the procedure for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.

There are also agencies which are appointed by federal and Michigan law for the specific purpose of handling sexual harassment cases. Such agencies have the authority to investigate work sites to determine if the complaints they receive in Pontiac 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 Michigan attorney help?

If you do not have any expertise in the applicable laws, it may be difficult to investigate and prove a claim involving sexual harassment. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these matters to be overworked. So, hiring a Pontiac lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Michigan.

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Life in Pontiac

Pontiac is located in Oakland County, Michigan. It is famous for being home to the General Motors manufacturing plants--especially for the Pontiac vehicle. In fact, the city now has a stadium named after the vehicle; the stadium is called the Pontiac Silverdome.

A fun site includes Woodward Avenue, an area filled with small shops and great restaurants, as well as hot-rod cars that drag race. Other popular sites include The Realm of Darkness haunted house, Erebus haunted house, and the Fallen Heroes Memorial.

Pontiac is also home to many attorneys who practice in various areas of law. These professionals focus on providing their clients with personalized, excellent legal services.

An interesting fact, and a reason for Pontiac being one of Michigan's most recognized cities, is that in 2010 the city underwent "The Rise of the Phoenix" initiative. Basically, businesses who opened offices in downtown Pontiac would be given free rent in exchange for multi-year leases, alongside one year free parking in local city lots. There was an application process and about 52 businesses were selected, which helped boost the Pontiac economy.

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