Florida Lawyers Assisting Those Who Have Been Sexually Harassed In The Workplace Or Elsewhere
People have a right to go to work and be free from unwanted sexual advances. When someone sexually harasses you in the workplace, they may have violated your rights. Not reporting sexual harassment and “letting it go” can result in a hostile work environment, poor job performance, and sexual assault. Our Florida sexual harassment lawyer will assist you with your claim so that you may put an end to the situation now and recover the damages which you deserve.
Understanding When Sexual Harassment Has Occurred in the Workplace
Sexual harassment occurs when someone makes sexual advances that are clearly unwanted. It is not, for example, sexual harassment if someone asks you out on a date one time and you say “no.” It can become harassment if that individual continues to ask you out even though you have rejected them. More extreme forms of sexual harassment can include:
- Unwanted touching
- Comments are statements related to your appearance, what you wear, etc.
- Regularly staring at you in a suggestive way
- Adding sexual innuendo to work-related communications
Additionally, harassment may lead to a supervisor or someone in an authority role demanding sexual favors. They may go as far as to indicate that your employment, promotions, or pay raises can depend on such favors. These types of threats do not have to be explicit to be considered “sexual harassment.” Implied threats are enough.
If a situation such as this is occurring, then you may very well have a claim against your supervisors as well as the company you work for. These damages are not simply limited to lost wages. You may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, job-search costs, and more.
Report Sexual Harassment to the Proper People Immediately
Most sexual harassment goes unreported. While the situation may be uncomfortable, it is important to remember that it is unlikely to stop unless you take action. The first step is to inform your supervisor of what is happening or, depending on the structure of our organization, human resources. If you are unsure of what steps to take next, it is strongly suggested that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Call Our Florida Sexual Harassment Lawyer If You Have Been Harassed In the Workplace
If you are being sexually harassed at work, then it is understandable that you likely want the situation to simply “go away.” You likely just want to be able to go to work in peace. Unfortunately, such situations often do not stop unless you take action. Our Florida sexual harassment lawyer is here to guide you through the process. We will assist you with filing any necessary claims and move your situation forward. Contact us online or by email at email@example.com. You can also call 800-780-8607 to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.