The laws of Tennessee define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including actions 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 forms of sexual harassment amongst employers.

How does Tennessee Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First, Ripley employers may be required to implement 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, process for filing claims, and any corrective or preventative measures should a claim be proven.

Tennessee and federal laws established agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Ripley workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Also, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.

How can a Tennessee attorney help?

Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and proving a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are frequently understaffed and overworked. So, hiring a Ripley lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Tennessee.