Sexual harassment is defined under Oklahoma law as unwelcome conduct that is of a sexual nature, which includes both verbal and physical actions. Common 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 Piedmont may be required to establish company policies with regards to sexual harassment and post these in a visible location so that employees may be informed. 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.
There are also federal and Oklahoma laws that have created agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Piedmont workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. These laws also prohibit employers from firing workers or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Oklahoma attorney help?
A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and prove without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Because of this, working with a Piedmont attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.