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Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Everyone in Florida has the right to a safe work environment.

When that right is disregarded or abused through sexual harassment and unwanted advances, it can have far-reaching effects on all parties.

Sexual harassment attorney Kelly Chanfrau of Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help both employees and employers with misconduct allegations.

What Constitutes Workplace Sexual Harassment?

There are many ways that sexual harassment can unfold in the workplace, especially in places with a toxic work environment or culture. Some of these offenses include:

  • Sexual advances
  • Sexual statements
  • Sexual assault
  • Quid pro quo requests
  • Unwanted advances or invitations
  • Unwanted sexual contact
  • Gender-based comments or jokes
  • Sexually inappropriate emails
  • Derogatory signs or images
  • Termination after reporting sexual harassment


If you have experienced unwanted acts or comments of a sexual nature during employment in the state of Florida, attorney Kelly Chanfrau at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you seek restitution.

Meet Kelly Chanfrau A Lawyer Who Fights for You

Whether you are a victim of sexual harassment or an employer accused of creating a hostile work environment, you need strong legal representation. Ms. Chanfrau has represented both plaintiffs and defendants all over Florida, including Ormond Beach, Holy Hill, DeLand, New Smyrna, Bunnell, and Port Orange.

How a Florida Sexual Harassment Lawyer Can Help

Before deciding what to do after experiencing sexual harassment at work, you will likely have many questions you need to be answered. Questions such as:

  • Does this incident fall into the legal definition of sexual harassment?
  • How should I respond to the harasser?
  • Should I report the harassment?
  • How can I protect myself from future harassment?
  • How can I avoid retaliation from my employer for reporting the harassment?

These are questions our sexual harassment attorney, Ms. Chanfrau, can answer.

Choose an Accomplished Sexual Harassment Attorney

Sexual harassment lawsuits can be incredibly stressful, bringing difficult emotions back to the surface. For accusers, it may bring back memories of trauma. For the accused, it may mean that their job is on the line.

Because of the intricate nature of employment law, those embroiled in a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit should choose their lawyer wisely. Kelly Chanfrau brings years of accomplishments to the table. In 2021, she was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Orlando from The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, Martindale-Hubbell® recognized her with their highest distinction: an AV Preeminent Rating®.

To begin, contact our offices serving Flagler and Volusia counties or call:

(386) 258-7313

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Board-certified Florida lawyer Kelly Chanfrau is here to help you.

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Patrick Butler

2021

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I have dealt with a number of attorneys in my 63 years but none with the dedication and attention to their clients needs like this firm. Beyond a sharp professional staff and concern over every detail, Bill Chanfrau went beyond the norm to make sure everything was done right and for my benefit. I do not write these reviews often, but this is the team you want in your corner.

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CHERYL HODGDON

2021

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My husband and I reached out to Kelly Chanfrau and her staff regarding an employment matter. They were quick to respond to our concerns and needs and got the job done efficiently. So grateful to have a team as compassionate as they were during a time of uncertainty. I would recommend them if you have any employment issues.

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Does Gender Impact the Validity of My Case?

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Anyone can be the victim of sexual harassment, and anyone can be the instigator. The gender identity of you and your harasser does not change anything. Those who experience or have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace may have legal recourse.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Protects Employees Against Sexual Harassment

According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, sexual harassment can be classified as discrimination based on sex. Title VII specifically disallows such an act, along with discrimination due to national origin, race, and religion.

If you believe you have experienced harassment of a discriminatory or sexual nature, reach out our Florida offices.

The Effects of Sexual Harassment Go Beyond the Workplace

Repercussions on Mental Health

Sexual harassment can have long-lasting psychological ramifications. Some people who experience it may find that they have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Others may notice feelings of sadness or depression. They may also live with anxiety as a result of their harassment.

Sexual Harassment Can Cost You Money

These conditions can be pervasive, making it hard for you to keep a job or follow a daily routine. The effects of sexual harassment may even lead to medical expenses as victims seek psychiatric treatment or other kinds of medical care.

Financial Impact on Employers

As an employer, you should be aware that Title VII may allow the plaintiff to pursue punitive damages, depending on your case. That makes hiring a strong sexual harassment lawyer one of the most important things you can to do to protect yourself and your workplace from potential financial liability.

As a skilled sexual harassment attorney, Ms. Chanfrau can help you navigate the nuances of your case whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant.

Contact Kelly Chanfrau A Lawyer Who Understands Employment Law

For an employee, sexual harassment can make it intolerable to go to work, interact with coworkers, or manage professional relationships with supervisors. They may feel shame over sexual advances or quid pro quo requests, making it hard for them to come forward.

For employers, failing to address harassment and hostile work environment complaints may leave them open to legal action. This is especially true if a manager, supervisor, or any person in a position of power is found guilty of harassment or asking for sexual favors.

Chanfrau & Chanfrau represents both employees and employers in sexual harassment cases throughout Florida. Contact our offices in Palm Coast and Daytona Beach or call:

(386) 258-7313

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If you need legal help, attorney Kelly Chanfrau can represent both plaintiffs and defendants. Our law firm has offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast for your convenience.

"This team exceeded my expectations." Florida Clients Trust Chanfrau & Chanfrau

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Rachel Veloz

2022

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This firm is highly recommended. Especially Kelly & Dahiana, this team exceeded my expectations and were very professional. They are friendly and were super helpful throughout the entire process and kept me well informed. If I ever need legal assistance I will definitely be going back to them. Thank you Kelly & Dahiana for all your hard work!

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Luke Detering

2017

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This is one of the most friendly and intelligent teams of people you will ever come across. Their sensitivity around difficult and complex circumstances showing a level experience that only comes through repetitively handling real world experiences with real people. You'll arrive as a client who feels injured but leave as a friend feeling full. Don't look any further than Chanfrau and Chanfrau--that can only lead to less than an excellent outcome!

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We Provide Support When Clients Need It Most

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From filing a Discrimination Complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to representing you in court, Ms. Chanfrau can be the ally you need in a stressful situation. Our attorneys can help clients throughout Flagler and Volusia counties.

Preparing for Your Case

Testifying for any case can be stressful, but sexual harassment lawsuits often amplify that discomfort. Unfortunately, displays of nerves or anxiety while testifying on the witness stand in front of your harasser can be turned against you. Many defense lawyers are aggressive in representing their clients.

Before you file a lawsuit, our team will explain what you can reasonably expect during a trial and how best to prepare for aggressive questioning.

Keeping a record of incidents like requests for sexual favors, attempts to communicate with your harasser, and any complaints you submit is often essential in a sexual harassment lawsuit.

What Can I Record as Evidence Of Workplace Harassment?


Texts


Emails


Letters


Complaints


Reports


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Having a sexual harassment attorney on your side is critical for accusers and the accused, especially because an employment law case can result in damages like these.

"If you ever need a lawyer in Palm Coast call Chanfrau and Chanfrau." Florida Clients Talk About Their Chanfrau & Chanfrau Experience

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Magalie Saintville

2022

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I can’t say enough about how courteous and professional the staff at the Palm Coast office was to me and my family. We were overwhelmed by their kindness and attention to detail throughout our entire case. I would “STRONGLY RECOMMEND” Chanfrau & Chanfrau, especially the Palm Coast office, to anyone...! TOP NOTCH FIRM!!!

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2022

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If you ever need a lawyer in Palm Coast call Chanfrau and Chanfrau.

They will get what you deserve so I recommend you call them. They will treat you like family.

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What to Do When Facing Sexual Harassment at Work

Facing sexual harassment can be terrifying. Dealing with it in the workplace, where reporting your claims can put your job at risk, adds an additional layer of difficulty. However, there are a few steps you can take:

Talk to the Harasser

First, tell the person that his or her behavior is unacceptable and firmly refuse any advances or invitations. This can be difficult, especially if they are a supervisor, but it is important to communicate your discomfort if possible. You can do this verbally or in writing.

Write It Down 

Keep a record of incidents, including the date, time, place, witnesses, and a summary of what happened. If there were witnesses, ask them to write down what they saw and heard. It is important to keep a written record of what has happened so that you have a reference if you decide to pursue further action.

Research Company Procedures

Employers usually have written policies on how they deal with sexual harassment complaints. Ask Human Resources for a copy. Even if you do not end up pursuing action, simply having the information can help you decide how to handle potential future incidents.

Report the Harassment

Report the harassment to your supervisor or to Human Resources. Be sure to put your complaint in writing so that it is documented.

Keep a Record

As you write about events and submit complaints, keep a record for yourself. Store that record away from work where it cannot be accessed by anyone but you. This will allow you to create a paper trail of what has happened and when.

File with the EEOC

To file a formal lawsuit in state or federal court, you must file a complaint with the EEOC. Ms. Chanfrau can help you with this.

Attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been serving Floridians in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas since 1976. With three attorneys and two locations, we have the resources to help you after an accident or injury. We are proud of our many achievements, including inclusion in:

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • The National Trial Attorneys Top 100 List
  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite

For more information about our legal services, contact our firm online or call (386) 258-7313 today.

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