FORT LAUDERDALE AND MIAMI SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEYS FIGHTING FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Working in a place where there is sexual harassment can be unbearable when you are the victim. There could be difficulty with co workers, an uncomfortable situation with the boss or any other factor that results in this type of hostile work environment.
The relationships that are developed in the workplace between employers and their employees, and employees with their co-workers, are governed by sexual-harassment laws. The purpose for these laws is to make sure that the work environment that people are in remains safe for them to work in. It is important to be aware of the fact that Florida evaluates whether an employee has been the victim of sexual-harassment through the specified provisions that its law provides. For this reason, it becomes absolutely imperative that employees are educated on these provisions so that they know what legal avenue to take if they find themselves in a sexual-harassment situation.
DEFINING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
There are laws in Florida which give definition to what situations giving rise to claims of sexual-harassment. Such conduct that could constitute sexual-harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Any acts which are sexual in nature be it physical or verbal;
- Sexual advances which are unwanted; or
- Repeated comments or acts that cause uncomfortable feelings.
The law categorizes sexual-harassment as a type of discrimination. In some instances, it may appear as normal behavior in the office, but everyone should know that if the law does not tolerate it, neither should you.
Additionally, the law in Florida places liability on an employer for sexual-harassment if there is a hostile work environment that is created under their supervision. Florida law recognizes a hostile work environment as a place of employment which continuously producing acts that are sexual in nature. It is important to know that sexual-harassment does not need to be directed at you specifically. If you are an employee of a hostile work environment, you may also have a claim for sexual-harassment.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT LIABILITY
There are many ways that an employer can be found liable for sexual-harassment. As a rule of thumb, if your boss, co-employee or any other personnel staff member offers you a promotion, scheduling change or bump in pay, you may have a claim against your employer for sexual harassment liability in the workplace.
Employers cannot make an employee feel as though they have no options but to comply with a certain request which is sexual in nature. Threats are not allowed, whether they are directly or indirectly imposed on an employee to perform a sexual act to avoid negative repercussions.
Employers in the state of Florida are responsible and directly liable for any sexual-harassment that goes on in the workplace.
The experienced legal team at Madalon Law knows that sexual-harassment situations are never easy to deal with. When you speak to one of the skilled legal representatives regarding your sexual harassment case, you will be treated with care and respect during this sensitive time of your life. Do not allow your voice to go unheard, let Madalon Law fight for you and get you back what you deserve, respect! Call today for your free consultation.