The laws of Utah define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including acts 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 Salt Lake County are often required to implement 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 procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.
The laws of the state of Utah and federal law have both appointed agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Salt Lake County work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Furthermore, these laws prohibit employers from firing an employee for alleging sexual harassment or taking any action in retaliation to a claim.
How can a Utah attorney help?
A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and show without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a Salt Lake County attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.