Sexual harassment is defined under Nebraska law as unwelcome conduct that is of a sexual nature, which includes both verbal and physical actions. Some types of sexual harassment that are most commonly committed by an employer include exchanging favoritism for sexual favors, the creation of a hostile work environment of a sexual nature, and sexual advances.
How does Nebraska Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Beatrice employers may be required to establish 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 Nebraska and federal law have both created agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Beatrice work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Employers are also prohibited 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 Nebraska 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. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Because of this, working with a Beatrice attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.