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, Hutchinson employers may be required to establish 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.
Minnesota and federal laws appointed agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Hutchinson workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to fire an employee for filing a harassment claim or to take any other action based on retaliation against the employee.
How can a Minnesota attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and establish a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a Hutchinson attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.