The laws of Utah define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including acts of either a verbal or physical nature. Common 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 West Jordan 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.
Utah and federal laws created agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate West Jordan 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 Utah 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. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a West Jordan attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.