East Providence Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in East Providence, RI

The laws of Rhode Island define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including actions of either a verbal or physical nature. Some forms 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 Rhode Island Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First, employers who are located in East Providence can be required to formulate and visibly post company policies regulating sexual conduct. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the process for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.

The laws of the state of Rhode Island and federal law have both formed agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given East Providence work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Additionally, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.

How can a Rhode Island 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 extremely overworked. Therefore, hiring a lawyer in East Providence may be the ideal way to ensure that your claim is filed within the deadlines specified by Rhode Island for sexual harassment matters.

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Life in East Providence

East Providence, Rhode Island is a city of approximately 50,000 in Providence County. It is the 5th largest city in the state of Rhode Island.

East Providence is considered a major suburb of Providence. Although it is a relatively small city by national standards, it is fairly large Rhode Island standards, and it has dozens of sites and buildings in the National Register of Historic Places. Because of its many historical sites, it is fairly popular among tourists visiting the New England region.

East Providence, Rhode Island also boasts a large number of parks for outdoor recreation.

It has been designated an "enterprise zone" by the state of Rhode Island. In an effort to promote economic growth in particular need of it, the state has a program to incentivize the establishment of businesses in designated enterprise zones, such as East Providence. For example, such as tax credits for hiring new employees, and continuing to increase the number of employees each year. Some permit fees are also waived, and the process of acquiring business permits is streamlined.

If you live in East Providence, and find yourself in need of legal representation, an East Providence, Rhode Island attorney can help.

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