Tampa Bay Sexual Harassment Attorney • Florida Sexual Harassment
State and Federal law protects both male and female employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. Under recent Supreme Court case law, it is mandatory for any behavior considered sexual harassment be reported immediately to human resources or management for an employer to be held liable for the actions of its employees. As a result, if you feel that you are a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace you should immediately report this behavior to the proper authority given in your employee handbook or EEOC compliance notices. A prompt and reasonable investigation should be immediately taken on your behalf with your identify being reserved unless disclosure is absolutely necessary for a complete investigation. You are protected under state and federal law from being retaliated against for reporting suspected sexual harassment.
If you are the victim of inappropriate, unacceptable behavior on the part of an employer and/or retaliation for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace, contact sexual harassment lawyer Richard E. Wolfe, P.A. today.
Forms of Sexual Harassment
While every case is different, the following kinds of behavior could be grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit:
• Unwanted sexual touching, advances or propositions
• Offering employment benefits in exchange
for sexual favors
• Making or threatening reprisals after a negative
response to sexual advances
• Visual contact that includes leering or making
• Displaying of sexually suggestive objects or
pictures, cartoons or posters
|• Verbal conduct that includes making or using derogatory
comments, epithets, slurs, or jokes
• Verbal sexual advances or propositions
• Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal
commentaries about and individual's body
• Physical contact that includes touching, assualting, or
impending or blocking movements
These type of behaviors should be reported immediately
In many situations, you may feel as if the sexual harassment is unbearable and that quitting your job will remedy the situation. Not only will this action result in you limiting any legal claim you may have, you are also permitting the harasser to continue his behavior without any repercussions. If you do not report harassment in writing and give your employer the opportunity to correct the situation, you may lose your right to sue.
You are not alone and deserve experienced legal counsel on your side. Contact Sexual Harassment Lawyer Richard E. Wolfe, P.A.
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