Sexual harassment is defined by Nevada law as unwelcome conduct that is of a sexual nature, which includes both verbal and physical actions. Employers are most frequently involved in the following forms of sexual harassment acts: demanding sexual favors in exchange for promotions, creating a sexually offensive work environment, and making sexual advances.
How does Nevada Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Mesquite employers may be required to create company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Such policies should include items such as contact information for reporting harassment incidents, process for filing claims, and any corrective or preventative measures should a claim be proven.
The laws of the state of Nevada and federal law have both established agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Mesquite work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Additionally, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a Nevada attorney help?
A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and establish without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, frequently too busy to give much attention to any one claim. Thus, hiring a Mesquite lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Nevada.