The laws of Tennessee define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including acts of either a verbal or physical nature. Sexual advances, creating a hostile work environment that is blatantly sexual in nature, and sexual advances are some of the more common types of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Tennessee Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Portland employers may be required to establish company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Such policies should include items such as contact information for reporting harassment incidents, procedures for filing claims, and any corrective or preventative measures should a claim be proven.
Tennessee and federal laws appointed agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Portland workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Also, these laws prohibit employers from firing an employee for alleging sexual harassment or taking any action in retaliation to a claim.
How can a Tennessee 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. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, often too busy to give much attention to any one claim. So, hiring a Portland lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Tennessee.