Sexual harassment is not allowed in the workplace.
If you are the victim of harassment, you may be able to take legal action to recover compensation from your employer for the losses and damages you experienced.
An experienced Florida employment discrimination lawyer at Richard Celler Legal, P.A. can help you if harassment has affected your working life or your health. Give us a call or contact us online today to learn more about your legal rights and about how we can represent you.
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Examples of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment can occur in any workplace and it can affect an employee of any gender.
Both men and women can be harassed on-the-job.
The harassment may also be perpetrated by an opposite-sex abuser or by someone of your same sex and gender.
Harassment takes different forms, and many different behaviors can give rise to a claim of workplace sexual harassment.
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The different kinds of prohibited behavior can generally be divided into two categories: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.
Quid pro quo harassment occurs if the terms or conditions of your work are affected by sexual behavior.
For example, if a boss threatens to fire you or demote you if you do not allow him to touch you or kiss you, this is an example of quid pro quo harassment.
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Likewise, if your boss tells you that you will be promoted or get extra benefits for wearing sexy clothing or agreeing to go out on a date with him, this is also an example of quid pro quo harassment.
Hostile work environment harassment occurs when you are victimized by an unpleasant work environment and made to feel uncomfortable on the basis of sex.
If your co-workers, peers, supervisors or subordinates routinely act in a way that makes you uncomfortable, this is an example of hostile work environment harassment.
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Putting up naked pictures of women in the office, repeatedly teasing you about your gender day-in-and-day out, or sending out harassing emails that belittle men or women can constitute hostile work environment harassment.
Employers can be responsible for this type of harassing behavior even if it is not committed by supervisors but is instead simply a part of the workplace culture.
Victims of both quid pro quo and hostile work environment harassment will have the burden of proving that the wrongful behaviors occurred and interfered with job performance. A Florida sexual harassment lawyer at Richard Celler Legal, P.A. can help make your case. Call or contact us today to get started pursuing your harassment claim.