Pembroke Pines Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Pembroke Pines, FL

Florida law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical action. Employers are most commonly involved in the following types of sexual harassment acts: demanding sexual favors in exchange for promotions, creating a sexually offensive work environment, and making sexual advances.

How does Florida Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First, employers in Pembroke Pines are often required to establish company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the procedure for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.

There are also agencies which are appointed by federal and Florida law for the specific purpose of handling sexual harassment cases. Such agencies have the authority to investigate work sites to determine if the complaints they receive in Pembroke Pines are true. Employers are also prohibited under these laws from taking action in retaliation against an employee who has claimed sexual harassment, such as firing them or denying them a promotion.

How can a Florida attorney help?

Investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim might be difficult without consulting someone with expertise in the relevant laws. Federal investigators are often very overworked. Accordingly, hiring a lawyer in Pembroke Pines might be the best way to ensure that your claim is filed within the deadlines specified by Florida for sexual harassment matters.

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Life in Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines is the 157th largest city in the United States and still manages to win "All America City Awards" and outstanding achievement in the Civil Livability Awards Program. The 150,000 residents of Pembroke Pines are also within the limits of Broward County that has won the Five Star School Award from the Florida department of Education. The schools were recognized for outstanding community involvement exemplifying the city's motto: "Join us and progress with us." Pembroke Pines was originally incorporated in 1960 and was named for the nearby road, Pembroke Road. The convenient location along the Florida Turnpike makes it a great place for commerce. In addition to an airport and the Broward Correctional Institution, Pembroke Pines also plays host to some of the best shopping in all of Broward County and maybe even the state. There are a number of shopping centers, malls, and outlet stores nearby. Many celebrities and sports stars call Pembroke Pines home. Baseball players Manny Ramirez, Jeff Fiorentino, Mike Napoli, and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kendall Newson all call Pembroke Pines home. Demographically, Pembroke Pines is very diverse. Many lawyers are residents of Pembroke Pines and are familiar with local legal issues and procedures. Pembroke Pines lawyers are knowledgeable of the Florida State Judicial System and will be able to help you figure out your options and fight for you.

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