The law of the state of Wyoming defines sexual harassment as conduct that is unwelcome, and encompasses both physical and verbal actions. Some forms of sexual harassment that are most commonly committed by an employer include exchanging favoritism for sexual favors, the creation of a hostile work environment of a sexual nature, and sexual advances.
How does Wyoming Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, employers who are located in Douglas can be required to formulate and visibly post company policies regulating sexual conduct. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the process for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.
Furthermore, federal and Wyoming laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Douglas to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Employers are also barred under these laws from taking action in retaliation against an employee who has claimed sexual harassment, such as firing them or denying them a promotion.
How can a Wyoming attorney help?
If you do not have any expertise in the applicable laws, it may be difficult to investigate and establish a claim involving sexual harassment. Federal investigators are often extremely overworked. Thus, hiring a Douglas lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Wyoming.