An Indepth Look into Alaska Sexual Harassment Law
Alaska sexual harassment law states that an employer is not allowed to make unwanted requests of favors of a sexual nature, unwelcome sexual advances, any physical or verbal conduct that constitutes a sexual nature that is meant to have an employee be submitted to rejection of their work. It is also illegal to threaten an employee sexually in a manner that makes the person feel as if, if they don’t comply, it can affect their workplace opportunities like positions earned or promotions. Also, an employee has a right to be in a workplace that is non intimidating, non hostile, and not to be subjected to an offensive workplace environment.
The only organizations that the Alaska sexual harassment laws do not apply to are charitable, religious associations, not for profit organizations, and fraternal and social clubs and educational institutions, but that does not mean that you don’t have recourse.
What to Do If You Are Being Sexually Harassed
If you feel as if you have been the victim of sexual harassment at work, you can file something called a sexual harassment complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the EEOC. You should also immediately contact the Human Resources division at work to make an internal claim. You may also file a claim with the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights or the ASCHR. To know which agency is more appropriate for your case and circumstances, you should seek the counsel of a sexual harassment attorney in Alaska.
There are occasions where you might want to file with both organizations to get resolution. If you do file with both, they will work in concordance to resolve your case. The EEOC, however, does not handle cases where there are fewer than fifteen employees. So, if you work in a smaller workplace, then the ASCHR might be your best recourse.