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 Frequent 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, Mankato employers may be required to formulate company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
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 Mankato work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. These laws also prohibit employers from firing workers or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Minnesota attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these matters to be overworked. Because of this, working with a Mankato attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.