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, Hastings employers may be required to establish company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Matters covered by such policies should include contact information used by employees to report incidents, handling procedures for claims, and corrective measures (in the event that a claim turns out to be true).
There are also agencies which are appointed by federal and Nebraska law for the specific purpose of handling sexual harassment cases. Such agencies have the authority to investigate work sites to determine if the complaints they receive in Hastings are true. 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?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, often too busy to give much attention to any one claim. With that in mind, you should consider speaking with an attorney in Hastings, as this might be the best way to ensure that your claim is filed before the deadlines set by the laws of Nebraska.