The law of the state of Wisconsin defines sexual harassment as conduct that is unwelcome, and encompasses both physical and verbal actions. The forms of sexual harassment that are most common when done by an employer are sexual advances, the exchange of workplace favoritism for sexual favors, and the creation of a hostile work environment that is overly sexual.
How does Wisconsin Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers who are located in Beaver Dam can be required to formulate and visibly post company policies regulating sexual conduct. Matters covered by such policies should include contact information used by employees to report incidents, handling procedures for claims, and corrective measures (in the event that a claim turns out to be successful).
Furthermore, federal and Wisconsin laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Beaver Dam to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Additionally, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a Wisconsin attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are frequently understaffed and overworked. Thus, hiring a Beaver Dam lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Wisconsin.