Tampa Sexual Harassment Attorney
All workers have a right to comfort, safety and security in the work environment. Sexual harassment like fire codes, evacuation policies, and other safety rules involves the freedom to work without being threatened. Sadly, many men and women continue to be subjected to sexual harassment, which makes a workplace feel threatening and unsafe. Sexual harassment continues to be a serious problem in many workplaces. The boundaries of what is prohibited can sometimes be difficult to understand. However, any worker who has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace may have recourse to legal action in order to end the mistreatment and get the justice they deserve.
At The Fraley Law Firm we are committed that anyone in Tampa, and indeed throughout Florida, who has been the target or victim of sexual harassment, deserves to hold those who engage in this type of deplorable safety violations accountable. With the help of a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer, many victims are able to get the financial recompenses they deserve, and also the justice and closure they need. We at The Fraley law Firm are able to fix and make up for the harms and losses.
Sexual Harassment Claims
There are different forms of sexual harassment. What follows are some examples. At the Fraley Law Firm we are fully prepared to help clients who have been the target or victim of:
As a target or the victim of any of these or other forms of sexual harassment, you deserve to have someone on your side who will advise and assist you and protect your rights to help serve justice.
Contact a Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Tampa
Our dedicated and experienced legal team at The Fraley Law Firm works closely with sexual harassment victims to protect their rights and interests under the law. Contact us at (813) 229-8300 if you have been sexually harassed at the workplace and want to find out what kind of action you can take. We can help you explore your rights and options and get through this difficult time.
Tampa Sexual Harassment FAQs
What federal protections are in place to protect workers from sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is an illegal form of discrimination that involves safety rights. Sexual harassment is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment was found to be a violation of Title VII in the landmark supreme court case Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson in 1986. The first step is enforcement by a filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that we will help you put together. According to the EEOC and caselaw, there are two general types of sexual harassment. The first type is called quid pro quo, in which an employee asks another employee for sexual favors in return for something else. The second, is a hostile work environment. The EEOC protects against these forms of harassment as well as any retaliation on the part of your employer for denying advances or making a formal complaint.
What are some common forms of sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is an unfortunately common occurrence and may occur in many ways. Quid pro quo is one of the most common types, in which an employer or another employee asks a worker to perform sexual favors in return for promotions, advantageous work assignments, and other work benefits. Other forms include unwanted physical touch, lewd or inappropriate jokes and remarks, or being repeatedly asked out. Sexual harassment is a broad term, so if someone is making you uncomfortable and continuing to do so, this is likely sexual harassment, and there are protections against it which can help you.
Can I be fired for making a sexual harassment claim?
No. If you have been fired for making a formal sexual harassment claim, either with the EEOC or internally within your company, this is retaliation. Retaliation is prohibited by the same laws that prohibit sexual harassment. Legally, you cannot be fired for making a sexual harassment claim. If you make a claim and your employer retaliates in any fashion, including demotions, terminations, or unfair work assignments and treatment, you have the right to file a legal suit against them for this illegal conduct. You may be eligible to receive additional compensation for the emotional harms and losses that you have suffered as a result.