Florida law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical action. Sexual advances, creating a hostile work environment that is blatantly sexual in nature, and sexual advances are some of the more frequent types of sexual harassment amongst employers.
How does Florida Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Flagler Beach employers can be required to establish company policies that specifically address sexual harassment in the workplace. These must be posted in a visible area such as a break room. Such policies should include items such as contact information for reporting harassment incidents, procedures for filing claims, and any corrective or preventative measures should a claim be proven.
There are also federal and Florida laws that have appointed agencies to handle sexual harassment claims. These agencies have authority to investigate a Flagler Beach workplace for the sexual harassment conduct that is alleged in the complaints they receive. Such laws also make it illegal for employers to fire an employee for filing a harassment claim or to take any other action based on retaliation against the employee.
How can a Florida attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and show a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Therefore, hiring a Flagler Beach lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Florida.