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, employers in Sandusky are often required to create 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 policies, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
Ohio and federal laws formed agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Sandusky workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to dismiss an employee for filing a harassment claim or to take any other action based on retaliation against the employee.
How can a Ohio 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 issues to be overworked. Because of this, working with a Sandusky attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.