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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. Our personal injury law firm has offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand, and Palm Coast.

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.

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

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Natacha Lherisson

Daytona Beach, FL


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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.

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mary stolpmann

Daytona Beach, FL


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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 Chanfrau

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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 to our Florida office in Daytona Beach, DeLand, or Palm Coast.

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.

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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, DeLand, and Daytona Beach or call:

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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, DeLand, and Palm Coast for your convenience.

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Cathy Moutsopoulos

Daytona Beach, FL


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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⭐️

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Palm Coast, FL


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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.

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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?

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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:

  • 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.

(386) 258-7313

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Vilma Meléndez

Daytona Beach, FL


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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!

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Daytona Beach, FL


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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.

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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:
You're not alone when facing sexual harassment in the workplace. Our team is here to guide you through your case.
You're not alone when facing sexual harassment in the workplace. Our team is here to guide you through your case.

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 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Chanfrau can help you with this. The EEOC will then automatically share your complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

What You Can Do as an Employer to Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As an employer, it is your responsibility to maintain a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. If you fail to do this, you can be held liable, even if your employee was the person committing the harassment. Some simple things you can do to combat sexual harassment in the workplace include:

Create Policy

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.

Keep Documentation

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.

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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