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, Lancaster County employers may be required to formulate 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).
Nebraska and federal laws created agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Lancaster County workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. These laws also prohibit employers from firing workers or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Nebraska 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. Therefore, hiring a Lancaster County lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Nebraska.