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
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. Our personal injury law firm has offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast.
Meet Kelly Chanfrau A Lawyer Who Fights for You
Protect Yourself in the Workplace Meet With Our 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 by 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:
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Kelly Chanfrau has been my attorney for over seven years. Kelly and her firm has gone above and beyond the call of duty to fight for my rights and to protect my dignity and overall respect in the workplace. I strongly recommend Chanfrau and Chanfrau.View on Google
Chanfrau and Chanfrau were awesome with my case. They were attentive, easy to contact, and courteous throughout this whole process. Really appreciate them taking my case and doing there do diligence to help me. Thank you Chanfrau and ChanfrauView on Google
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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.
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 do to protect yourself and your workplace from potential financial liability.
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:
"Your team came through for me." Florida Clients Trust Our Law Firm
Thank you to Kelly Chanfrau and her team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau. You and your team came through for me in my moment of need. I’m always the one giving help - never asking for it. Everyone went above and beyond on so many levels. Professional, kind, thorough and personable. Highly recommend. Thank you so much. 5⭐️View on Google
I chose Chanfrau and Chanfrau because of the reviews I read about the company. . After my initial visit I immediately knew I chose the right attorney's to represent me. I am so glad that I chose Chanfrau and Chanfrau as they were honest, caring and informed me about procedure and how the law works. What I liked most was that they kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on and was involved in my case.View on Google
We Provide Support When Clients Need It Most
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.
What Damages Can I Pursue In a Florida 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:
- Attorney's Fees
- Lost Wages
- Back Pay
- Therapy Costs
- Medical Costs
- Punitive Damages
Time Is Running Out File Your Claim Today
In the state of Florida, victims of sexual harassment in the workplace have one year from the date of the last incident to file their formal claim. The federal statute of limitations is just 300 days. Failure to file by the deadline can result in your case being thrown out and you missing out on compensation.
Time is of the essence, so let Kelly Chanfrau help you file your sexual harassment claim today. She will guide you through the process, allowing you to secure fair compensation and protect your career. Contact our law firm to get started.
"You can't go wrong with Kelly." Real Reviews From Real Florida Clients
I would highly recommend the Law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau to anyone looking for an attorney. They have the best work ethics, and most of all an excellent representation, as well as being very compassionate, and understanding. They will take you through each and every step of your case very patiently answering all your questions and concerns. I’m so glad I chose them to represent me. I want to thank them all for helping me to move forwards both physically, and mentally. It was a long journey, and I could not have done it without them. Thank you so much for bringing me closure to a difficult chapter in my life. You guys are the best!View on Google
Kelly Chanfrau and her team are the best of the best. Kelly represented me for a gender discrimination case. She listened to the facts about my case and agreed to take it after i was turned away from a high profile law firm. She presents herself with professionalism. She listens with respect and the utmost sincerity to your case. She is classic and tough and she fought for me tooth and nail... I was ecstatic with the outcome of my case that settled for six figures. What a great team they are. Not only did i choose a phenomenal attorney i gained a friend and someone i know who will have my back if i ever need them again. You cant go wrong with Kelly.View on Google
What to Do When Facing Sexual Harassment at Work
You're not alone when facing sexual harassment in the workplace. Our team is here to guide you through your case.
What You Can Do as an Employer to Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Set up a sexual harassment policy that prohibits harassment and defines prohibited sexual behavior. Make sure this policy involves clear steps an employee can take to report a complaint.
Like the victim of sexual harassment, you should keep documentation of people involved in incidents of sexual harassment, whether it is a single event or a repeated offense, how the sexual harassment impacted your employee, and the date, time, and location of the incident.
Hire an Attorney
Hiring a strong sexual harassment attorney can protect yourself and your business from financial liability and help you create a safer environment for your employees.
Were You Wrongly Accused? Chanfrau & Chanfrau Can Help
In Florida, it is a crime to knowingly give a false report about a crime that didn't happen. If you were wrongly accused of making inappropriate comments, requesting sexual favors, or otherwise contributing to a hostile work environment, your livelihood, reputation, and personal and professional relationships may be on the line.
Our employment law attorney can advise you on how to proceed.
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.