Orlando Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Orlando Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Orlando and Central Florida

Have you been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace? You are not alone! On of LaBar Adams’ experienced Orlando sexual harassment attorneys can help!

Throughout their lifetime many working women will be subjected to sexual harassment during their working careers. Sexual harassment in the workplace is a violation of both federal and Florida state law.

Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a pervasive problem throughout America. The number of sexual harassment charges filed with the EEOC and FCHR has risen significantly in recent years. The question of liability arises only after there is a determination that unlawful sexual harassment action has occurred

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual Harassment may occur in various forms, such as:

  • Leering, i.e., staring in a sexually suggestive manner;
  • Making offensive remarks about looks, clothing, body parts;
  • Touching in a way that may make an employee feel uncomfortable, such as patting, pinching or intentional brushing against another’s body;
  • Telling sexual or lewd jokes, hanging sexual posters, making sexual gestures, etc.;
  • Sending, forwarding or soliciting sexually suggestive letters, notes, emails, or images;
  • When a person, usually of authority, suggests and action of a sexual nature in exchange for increases of pay, better work conditions, promotions, or other employment benefits, favors, or advancement opportunities;
  • When a person, usually of authority, suggests and action of a sexual nature as a threat for termination, demotion or any other manner of affecting the victim’s employment status.

If you have experienced any form of sexual harassment, you should do the following:

  • Immediately inform the offender that you do not appreciate, not will you tolerate any further forms of sexual harassment;
  • Report the sexual harassment incident to the proper management personnel;
  • Document the sexual harassment incident for your own records.

If successful in a sexual harassment claim, you may be awarded compensation for damages

Including:

  • pain and suffering;
  • mental anguish;
  • punitive damages not to exceed $100,000.00.

An employer is always responsible for sexual harassment by a supervisor that culminated in a tangible employment action. If the harassment did not lead to a tangible employment action, the employer is liable unless it proves that:

The employer is liable unless it proves that:

  • They exercised reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct any harassment;
  • The employee unreasonably failed to complain to management or to avoid harm otherwise

The employer has a legal obligation to address the sexual harassment claim, and inform all parties involved that sexual harassment is not only prohibited, but illegal. If the management personnel does not address the issue, or if the sexual harassment conduct continues, contact our experienced Orlando sexual harassment attorney lawyer immediately by calling Toll Free: (866) 680-4529.

If you file a sexual harassment claim against your employer, they cannot fire you as a result, as your employer may also be faced with a potential employment retaliation legal claim.

If successful in a sexual harassment claim, you may be awarded compensation for damages, including:

  • pain and suffering;
  • mental anguish;
  • punitive damages not to exceed $100,000.00.

An employer may be responsible for sexual harassment by a supervisor that culminates in a tangible employment action. If the harassment did not lead to a tangible employment action, the employer is liable unless it proves that:

  • They exercised reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct any harassment;
  • The employee unreasonably failed to complain to management or to avoid harm otherwise.

Sexual harassment claims are often complicated and require thorough knowledge of all Florida State and Federal laws regarding sexual harassment issues. They also need to be handled by attorneys who have the experience to effectively employ this knowledge, while providing you with the highest standard of legal representation. The Central Florida sexual harassment attorney at our Orlando law firm have the knowledge and experience, and are ready to protect your legal rights in sexual harassment disputes in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.

CONTACT OUR SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEYS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace in Orlando or in any other place or Central Florida, contact us today for a free consultation. Our experienced Orlando sexual harassment lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle your sexual harassment claim. Please call us Toll Free at (866) 680-4529.  You may also send us an email using the online form provided at this website and a representative of LaBar Adams will contact you shortly to protect your legal rights. Your privacy is important to us and we will keep your information confidential.