According to Minnesota law, sexual harassment is defined as the unwanted conduct which is of a sexual nature, and includes both verbal advances and physical acts Prevalent 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, Glencoe employers may be required to formulate 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, procedures for filing claims, and any corrective or preventative measures should a claim be proven.
The laws of the state of Minnesota and federal law have both appointed agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Glencoe work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Additionally, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a Minnesota attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are often understaffed and overworked. Because of this, working with a Glencoe attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.