EEO - Harassment: Maine
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Ronald W. Schneider, Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson
- Harassment claims in Maine are governed by the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA). See Harassment Under the Maine Human Rights Act.
- Maine also has sexual harassment posting, employee notification and employee training requirements. See Maine Posting, Notification and Training Requirements
- Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwelcome comments, jokes acts and other verbal or physical conduct based on a person's protected status may constitute unlawful harassment. See Sexual Harassment.
- Harassment claims under the MHRA follow the same basic framework as harassment claims under Title VII. See Establishing a Harassment Claim.
- The Maine Human Rights Commission receives, investigates and handles harassment claims. See Enforcement Through Maine Human Rights Commission and Judicial Proceedings.
- There are a wide-range of remedies for harassment claims under the MHRA. Punitive Damages may be available in certain circumstances. See Remedies.