Sexual harassment is defined under Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First of all, employers in the city of Alva may be required to implement company policies with regards to sexual harassment and post these in a visible location so that employees may be informed. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the procedure for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.
Additionally, federal and Oklahoma laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Alva to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to fire an employee for filing a harassment claim or to take any other action based on retaliation against the employee.
How can a Oklahoma attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and establish a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Thus, hiring an Alva lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Oklahoma.