Workers in the United States enjoy many protections under federal laws.
For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin or gender.
If you are being treated unfairly or subject to any type of teasing or comments as a result of your sex, you should contact a Florida workplace discrimination lawyer who can help you.
Cellar Legal, P.A. represents clients who are the victims of workplace sexual harassment. Call today to learn how you can get help from an experienced lawyer and to have your case evaluated to help determine if you may be the victim of illegal workplace sexual harassment.
Types of Workplace Sexual Harassment
Workplace sexual harassment takes many different forms. The most obvious type of harassment is when you are propositioned or asked to engage in sexual behavior in exchange for job perks or benefits.
If your boss threatens to fire you if you don’t engage in any type of sexual behavior, this is a clearcut example of workplace sexual harassment.
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Likewise, if your boss promises to promote you or to give you a raise if you engage in sexual behavior or go out on a date with him, this is also considered a form of workplace sexual harassment.
This type of harassment is called quid pro quo harassment and you can take legal action against the company you work for to obtain compensation if you are victimized.
There are also other types of prohibited workplace sexual harassment as well…
For example, if people make comments or make you feel uncomfortable as a result of your sex or gender, this may be classified as hostile work environment discrimination.
If you are frequently subject to harassment or inappropriate comments related to gender at work, you need to report these to your employer and your employer needs to have a system in place that makes it easy for you to make complaints.
If you report this type of workplace sexual harassment and your employer doesn’t act, you can take legal action against the company you work for based on this type of discrimination as well.
Because the definition of workplace sexual harassment is broad, the discrimination may occur among people of the same gender or among people of different genders.
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It can take the form of sexual comments or unwanted sexual advances, or it can simply involve things like repeatedly and regularly belittling you because you are a woman.
You should keep careful records of all types of harassing behavior or comments made to you about your sex or gender and you should strongly consider speaking with an experienced Florida employment lawyer if you believe you are being treated unfairly at work.
Cellar Legal, P.A. can advise you on your rights and help you to pursue appropriate legal remedies if you have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options.