Sexual harassment is defined by Ohio law as unwelcome conduct that is of a sexual nature, which includes both verbal and physical actions. Frequent 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 Ohio Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Ada employers may be required to implement 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 Ohio and federal law have both formed agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Ada work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Furthermore, these laws prohibit employers from firing an employee for alleging sexual harassment or taking any action in retaliation to a claim.
How can a Ohio attorney help?
Investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim might be difficult without consulting someone with expertise in the relevant laws. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are frequently understaffed and overworked. Because of this, working with an Ada attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.