Mequon Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Mequon, WI

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 of all, employers in the city of Mequon may be required to implement company policies with regards to sexual harassment and post these in a visible location so that employees may be informed. Such policies should include items such as contact information for reporting harassment incidents, process for filing claims, and any corrective or preventative measures should a claim be proven.

There are also agencies which are established by federal and Wisconsin law for the specific purpose of handling sexual harassment cases. Such agencies have the authority to investigate work sites to determine if the complaints they receive in Mequon are true. 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?

A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and establish without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too overworked to handle individual claims. Therefore, hiring a lawyer in Mequon may be the ideal way to ensure that your claim is filed within the deadlines specified by Wisconsin for sexual harassment matters.

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Life in Mequon

Mequon, Wisconsin is a city located in Ozaukee County. Its population is about 23,000 people. It was recently ranked very highly among the top 20 small cities in the U.S. to live in.

The area now known as Mequon was inhabited by various Native American tribes thousands of years before the arrival of white settlers in the early to mid 1800s. Around that time, about 20 German families established a sort of sub-community called "Freistadt" which means "Free City" in German. They came to the United States to escape religious persecution in their native land. The families were Lutheran, and Germany at the time was predominantly Catholic. They established the first Lutheran Church in Wisconsin. Freidstadt is now a neighborhood within the city limits of Mequon, Wisconsin.

Nowadays, Mequon, Wisconsin is a quiet, affluent suburb of Milwaukee. The median household income in Mequon is over ,000, and less than 2% of the population lives below the poverty line.

There are plenty of lawyers in and around Mequon, Wisconsin to serve the residents and businesses of the area. Mequon's affluence and proximity to a large city means that a large percentage of Mequon, Wisconsin lawyers are used to handling complex and sophisticated cases, making it all the more likely that a Meqon, Wisconsin lawyer will be able to take whatever type of case you are likely to have.

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