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, New Hope employers may be required to create 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 policies, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
Minnesota and federal laws formed agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate New Hope workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. These laws also prohibit employers from firing employees 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 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 New Hope attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.