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 Safety Harbor are often required to implement 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.
Florida and federal laws created agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Safety Harbor workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. These laws also prohibit employers from firing workers or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.
How can a Florida attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and showing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these matters to be overworked. Because of this, working with a Safety Harbor attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.