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Sexual Harassment laws in Alaska

It can be easy to feel left out up here in the Last Frontier of Alaska. One thing that unites us all is the fact that we're beholden to the same federal laws that apply to other states.   Laws on sexual harassment are no exception.…
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Alaska’s Approach to Sexual Harassment Laws

Alaska is the last real frontier in the United States. It is a state that is full of wide-open spaces and wilderness, where many of its citizens live off the grid and work on their own land. The majority of people in Alaska who work outside…
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What are the Sexual Harassment Laws in Alaska?

All job applicants and workers in Alaska are protected from sexual harassment by the Alaska Human Rights Law (French v. Jadon, Inc., 911 P.2d 20 (AK 1996)), which requires workplaces to protect people from verbal, physical, and visual sexual…
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Alaska attorneys can initiate lawsuits that protect sexual harassment victims?

Even the State of Alaska can be sued for workplace harassment by employees, despite having strong policies that forbid this type of negative behavior: “The Executive Branch of the State of Alaska, as an employer, will not tolerate, condone…
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The Assaultment Of A Women By The Former Alaska Lieutenant

Women have often been a victim of sexual violence and harassment in society. It is rather infuriating to see that most of the time in such situations, the abuser holds a power of authority or is someone related to the victim. No women deserve…
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Alaska State Employee Sues Over Sexual Harassment

A state employee, Toni Prins, sued the state of Alaska for $19 million on January 9th. She filed the lawsuit in Anchorage’s federal court asserting that a co-worker sexually harassed her and physically injured her. She has also asserted that…