The laws of Oklahoma define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including acts of either a verbal or physical nature. The types of sexual harassment that are most common when done by an employer are sexual advances, the exchange of workplace favoritism for sexual favors, and the creation of a hostile work environment that is overly sexual.
How does Oklahoma Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers in Yukon are often required to establish 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 procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
There are also federal and Oklahoma laws that have appointed agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Yukon 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 establish without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Accordingly, hiring a lawyer in Yukon might be the best way to ensure that your claim is filed within the deadlines specified by Oklahoma for sexual harassment matters.