Sexual harassment is defined by 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 Purcell 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. 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.
There are also federal and Oklahoma laws that have established agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Purcell workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. 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 Oklahoma attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and prove a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. Federal investigators are often extremely overworked. So, hiring a Purcell lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Oklahoma.