The laws of South Carolina 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 South Carolina Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers who are located in Darlington can be required to create and visibly post company policies regulating sexual conduct. 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).
There are also federal and South Carolina laws that have created agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Darlington workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. Furthermore, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a South Carolina attorney help?
A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and show without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Therefore, hiring a Darlington lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of South Carolina.