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 Jackson 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.
The laws of the state of Wyoming and federal law have both formed agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Jackson work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. Additionally, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a Wyoming attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, frequently too busy to give much attention to any one claim. Thus, hiring a Jackson lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Wyoming.