According to Minnesota law, sexual harassment is defined as the unwanted conduct that is of a sexual nature, and includes both verbal advances and physical actions Common examples of sexual harassment done by employers include making sexual advances, creating an overtly sexual and offensive work environment, and making demands for sexual favors as a condition to promotion.
How does Minnesota Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Fairmont employers may be required to implement company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Such policies should include items such as contact information for reporting harassment incidents, process for filing claims, and any corrective or preventative measures should a claim be proven.
There are also agencies which are established by federal and Minnesota 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 Fairmont are true. 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 Minnesota 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 issues to be overworked. Because of this, working with a Fairmont attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.