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 Willoughby are often required to formulate company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. 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 successful).
Ohio and federal laws established agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Willoughby workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Furthermore, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a Ohio attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are frequently understaffed and overworked. Because of this, working with a Willoughby attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.