LINCOLN, (Neb.) The #MeToo movement is bringing attention to sexual harassment and assault, particularly in the workplace, most recently with two Democrats and one Republican leader stepping down over sexual misconduct violations.
Executive Director of the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, Marna Munn, said employees who feel they have been harassed should file claims with her department within 300 days of the incident.
After that, things become more complex. However, in Nebraska there is no statute of limitations for sexual assault in the first or second degree.
According to the NEOC, sexual harassment is any unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace when:
1. It is made an implicit or explicit condition of your employment.
2. Employment decisions (transfer, promotion, dismissal, demotion, reassignment) are based on your response.
3. It creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
4. It interferes with your work performance.
To speak with someone about possibly filing a claim, you can call the NEOC's Lincoln office at 402-471-2024 or 800-642-6112.
You can also fill out a form by clicking here.
Click on the Employment Intake Form and mail, email, or fax it to the NEOC.