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 Lehi are often required to formulate company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing policies, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
There are also federal and Utah laws that have established agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Lehi workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. 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?
If you do not have any expertise in the applicable laws, it may be difficult to investigate and show a claim involving sexual harassment. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these issues to be overworked. Therefore, hiring a Lehi lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Utah.