The laws of Utah define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including actions of either a verbal or physical nature. Frequent examples of sexual harassment done by employers include making sexual advances, creating an overtly sexual and offensive work environment, and making demands for sexual favors as a condition to promotion.
How does Utah Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers in Ephraim are often required to create company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. 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.
Utah and federal laws formed agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Ephraim workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. These laws also prohibit employers from firing employees or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Utah attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and show a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. Federal investigators are often extremely overworked. Because of this, working with an Ephraim attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.