Sexual harassment in the workplace can make it intolerable for some employees to go to work, handle coworkers or manage respectful relationships with supervisors. Employers can be held liable for failing to address complaints of sexual harassment which have caused a hostile environment. In addition, an employer may be held accountable when a manager, supervisor or other person in a position of power is found to be guilty of sexually harassing employees.
At the Daytona Beach law office of Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we represent employees and employers in sexual harassment actions in Florida. Contact us to speak with our skilled sexual harassment lawyer: Kelly Chanfrau.
Sexual Harassment Definition:
Many people do not have a clear understanding of harassment laws or do not realize what actions are considered to be sexual harassment. Generally, any unwanted sexually charged behavior can be construed as sexual harassment, such as:
- Derogatory jokes or comments (including jokes or comments in e-mails)
- Derogatory pictures, jokes or cartoons posted in the workplace (such as in a cube or a locker)Unwanted advances or invitations
- Quid pro quo (conditional favors, promotions or demands)
- Unwanted touching
- Other unwanted or inappropriate sexual behavior
- Wrongful termination for reporting harassment
For Employees: We advocate for the rights of employees who have been subject to a hostile work environment, have been taken advantage of by an employer or have been retaliated against for reporting sexual harassment (including threatened retaliation).
For Employers: Our sexual harassment attorney advises employers facing potential sexual harassment claims. We strive to protect the business and the reputation of the employer. In addition, we offer legal counsel to avoid such claims through the establishment of employee manuals.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment or need assistance defending against sexual harassment claims, Contact us at Chanfrau & Chanfrau and speak with our experienced sexual harassment attorney: Kelly Chanfrau