Eau Claire Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Eau Claire, WI

The law of the state of Wisconsin defines sexual harassment as conduct that is unwelcome, and encompasses both physical and verbal acts. 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 Eau Claire can be required to formulate and visibly post company policies regulating sexual conduct. The policies should at least include: contact information for the reporting of sexual harassment incidents, an outline of policies to be followed in filing a claim, and the remedies available when a claim successfully proven.

There are also federal and Wisconsin laws that have established agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Eau Claire workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to dismiss an employee for filing a harassment claim or to take any other action based on retaliation against the employee.

How can a Wisconsin 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. The federal agencies that handle initial claims of sexual harassment are frequently understaffed and overworked. Therefore, hiring a Eau Claire lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Wisconsin.

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Life in Eau Claire

Eau Claire is located in west Wisconsin, and is part of Eau Claire County. It is home to approximately 66,000 people. An interesting fact is that Eau Claire was one of the first Tree Cities to have been recognized. Also, in 2007 America's Promise named Eau Claire as one of the 100 best communities for young people.

Top employers include Hutchinson Technology, IDEXX Laboratories, Midwest Manufacturing and Open-Silicon. The legal industry also has a presence to support the needs of small and large corporations in Eau Claire. Small law offices and mid-size law firms train competent attorneys to provide excellent legal services to the city's residents.

Famous athletes have, at one time or another, called this city home. Such athletes include Hank Aaron, Jake Dowell, Mike Hintz, Herm Johnson, Vic Johnson, Paul Menard, Sis Paulsen, Ralph Pond, Brad Radke, Bill Schroeder, and Jerry Wunsch.

All in all, Eau Claire is a wonderful place to visit or call home!

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