For an employee, sexual harassment in the workplace can make it intolerable to go to work, interact with their coworkers, or manage respectful relationships with their supervisors. For employers, failing to address complaints of a hostile work environment caused by sexual harassment may leave them liable for legal action. This is especially true if a manager, supervisor or another 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 both employees and employers in sexual harassment actions in Florida. Contact us to speak with our skilled sexual harassment lawyer: Kelly Chanfrau.
Defining Sexual Harassment
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, both spoken and written
- Derogatory pictures, jokes or cartoons posted in the workplace, such as in a cubicle or a locker
- Unwanted advances or invitations
- Conditional favors, promotions, or demands in exchange for sexual acts
- 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, taken advantage of by an employer, or retaliated against for reporting sexual harassment (including threatened retaliation).
For Employers: Our attorney advises employers facing potential sexual harassment claims so that they can protect the business and create a safer environment for their employees.