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What Types of Damages Are Awarded in a Sexual Harassment Case?

Compensatory and Punitive Damages for Sexual Harassment: You may be entitled to a settlement or award of compensatory and punitive damages if your employer is found liable for sexual harassment or retaliation. Here are the major categories of damages that you may recover: Back Pay Damages: “Back pay” is awarded when you have been fired or forced to resign because of sexual harassment.  The law allows this as the compensation that you would have been paid if you had not lost your job. Back pay refers to your total compensation including your salary, bonuses, healthcare benefits, stock options or profit

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When is a Corporation Responsible for Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is any kind of conduct in the workplace that makes sex or sexual issues a factor. When conduct interferes with the work environment, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment, it is illegal under Florida and Federal law. An employer can be held liable for sexual harassment or a hostile work environment claim directly or indirectly. If the harasser is not the victim’s supervisor, an “employer will be held directly liable only if it knew or should have known of the harassing conduct but failed to take prompt remedial action.” Miller v. Kenworth of Dothan, Inc., 277

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Defining Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a type of harassment involving the use of explicit or implicit sexual overtones, including the unwelcome and inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. Sexual harassment includes a range of actions from verbal transgressions to sexual abuse or assault. Sexual harassment is any kind of conduct in the workplace that makes your sex or sexual issues a factor.

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What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: (1) submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment; or (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment  decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an employee’s work performance creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Some examples of Sexual Harassment in Florida that are illegal may include but are not limited to the following:

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2021 Super Lawyers Award

In Sexual Harassment and Employment Retaliation cases in Florida, your chances of maximizing compensation are better when you’re represented by a lawyer who knows how to negotiate claims with your best interest in mind. That’s how attorneys make a difference. Our clients have gotten bigger financial recoveries because we combine passion with experienced-based strategy… and that’s how Ronald W. Fraley of The Fraley Law Firm became one of the few Sexual Harassment and Employment Retaliation lawyers recognized by the Super Lawyers program. Sexual harassment is any kind of conduct in the workplace that makes your sex or sexual issues a

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EEOC Florida FAQ

The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an agency that enforces the laws against workplace discrimination, including laws against Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in Florida. The EEOC investigates claims of discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in Florida.  Before The Fraley Law Firm, P.A. can file a claim, you must first file a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC. After a certain period of time, the EEOC will issue a Right to Sue letter that will allow The Fraley Law Firm, P.A. to file your claim in court. You must file with the EEOC within 180 days

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Whistleblower Law in Florida

The people of the United States have decided that we should not lose our livelihoods, careers and right to support our families because someone has exposed wrongdoing, fraud or waste at work. Corporate misconduct costs taxpayers and citizens billions of dollars per year. Because it could happen to anyone who is employed, the Whistleblower laws protect the safety, security and health of your family and all members of our community in their employment, civil rights and as taxpayers and citizens. Who is a Whistleblower? Whistleblowers are people, often employees or former employees, who report illegal or fraudulent activity by an

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What are the types of Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is any conduct in the workplace that makes sex an unnecessary and unwanted part of the workplace environment. There are two basic types of sex harassment: First, Quid pro quo. Quite literally, quid pro quo means something for something. In situations involving this type of harassment, an employee is forced or urged to choose to submit to the sexual demands of a superior, or face adverse consequences (e.g., getting fired, losing pay, being refused a promotion) The second type is a Sexually Hostile Work Environment, where the sexual harassment involves sexual comments, touching, requests for a relationship, unwanted sexual texts, and

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What is a Pattern of Sexual Harassment?

A pattern of Sexual Harassment is conduct that causes discomfort or humiliation to a reasonable person at whom the conduct was directed and that includes one or more of the following: unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person’s body; remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body; or remarks about sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experiences; expressions of sexual interest after being informed that the    interest is unwelcome. It is also illegal Sexual Harassment to Engage in explicit or implicit coercive sexual behavior within the work environment which is used to control, influence

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Definition of Sexual Harassment in Florida

The work environment cannot be intimidating because of sexual issues. Corporations may not make distinctions between men and women. Florida and Federal law prohibit sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: 1. Submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment. 2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment  decisions affecting the individual. 3. Such

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