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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

American families and individuals support themselves, obtain health coverage and achieve a sense of dignity and accomplishment from working. Unlike our private lives, we do not get to pick who we work with. As a result, in the United States, people at work are not allowed to interfere with our jobs or our ability to earn […]

I Slept with the Boss to Keep My Job. Is this Sexual Harassment?

Americans support their families, secure their future and achieve a sense of dignity through their work. In our country no one is permitted to manipulate our jobs or careers. But it is a reality of the workplace that a few people have power over the majority of workers. These few often have the power to […]

What is Sexual Harassment Retaliation?

Under the federal law, Title VII and Florida law, an employer is prohibited from taking or allowing an “adverse employment action” against an employee because he or she has challenged or opposed a discriminatory employment practice, or because she has filed an EEOC charge, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in opposing a discriminatory […]

Examples of Sexual Harassment

Examples of Sexual Harassment under Florida and federal law that are illegal include the following: Creating an offensive working environment by repeated written, verbal, or visual contacts with sexual overtones; written forms may include suggestive or obscene letters, notes, invitations; verbal forms may include derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, epithets; physical forms may include assault, unwelcome […]

Florida Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The citizens of the United States have decided that women and families should not lose their livelihoods, careers and right to support their families because of the natural processes associated with childbirth. Thus, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Discrimination in the Workplace on the […]