The laws of Pennsylvania define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including acts of either a verbal or physical nature. Some types of sexual harassment that are most commonly committed by an employer include exchanging favoritism for sexual favors, the creation of a hostile work environment of a sexual nature, and sexual advances.
How does Pennsylvania Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Uniontown employers may be required to establish company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. 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 true).
Pennsylvania and federal laws appointed agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Uniontown 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 Pennsylvania attorney help?
If you do not have any expertise in the applicable laws, it may be difficult to investigate and show a claim involving sexual harassment. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Therefore, hiring an attorney in Uniontown can be the safest way to file your claim within the deadlines for sexual harassment claims that Pennsylvania has defined.