Sexual harassment is defined under Ohio law as unwelcome conduct that is of a sexual nature, which includes both verbal and physical actions. Prevalent 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, employers in Powell are often required to establish company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. 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 Ohio and federal law have both created agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Powell work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. These laws also prohibit employers from firing workers or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Ohio attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are often understaffed and overworked. Thus, hiring a Powell lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Ohio.