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
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:
"This is the team you want in your corner." Real Reviews From Real Florida Clients
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.View on Google
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.View on Google
Does Gender Impact the Validity of My Case?
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:
"This team exceeded my expectations." Florida Clients Trust Chanfrau & Chanfrau
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!View on Google
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!View on Google
We Provide Support When Clients Need It Most
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.
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
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!!!View on Google
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.
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: