Sexual Harassment Defense in Utah

Sexual Harassment Defense Attorneys in Utah

Given the negative publicity and attention that a business can receive that comes with an accusation of sexual harassment in the workplace the best defense is a good offense. It is always preferable to have systems and policies in place, as well as trained personnel, that help ensure that sexual harassment doesn’t take place in the first place. We can help to advise and counsel you on policies and practices that can help prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

What are My Defenses as an Employer?

As an employer, you are responsible for your employees. You take the heat when things don’t go well with your customers, and your employees look to you to sort our disagreements among themselves. But, that doesn’t mean that you are responsible for every action that every employee does, on the clock or not.

If the alleged harassment involves your employees takes place outside of work, then you and your company have no duty to prevent it. Where sexual harassment cases get, sticky is when an employee engages in harassing behavior on company property or during employment activities. In these cases, you are only liable for the harassment if you were put on notice of the allegation and have had a chance to investigate and solve the problem internally.

How We Can Help?

Our attorneys are experts in defending employers like you against allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace. The first place these cases often go is the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Commission where the state will conduct an investigation into the allegations. We can help defend your rights in both the state investigation and any court proceedings that may come. These types of complaints can be very disruptive to your business and can cost you profits and revenue.

At Hepworth & Associates we understand the position these complaints put you and your business in and we can help resolve them quickly and efficiently while protecting you and your company. Call us at (801) 872-2222 for a consultation, and let our Utah business attorneys help you today.