Everyone deserves to feel physically and emotionally comfortable in their workplace. In the era of #metoo, sexual harassment is no longer tolerated on any level, and many victims have come forward to claim damages based on sexual harassment in their professional lives.
If you think you may have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you deserve to have your voice heard. Read on to find out more.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Feeling unsafe in your place of work can affect the quality of your work and the quality of your life. Many actions legally qualify as workplace sexual harassment, including the following:
- Rubbing or brushing up against someone
- Pressuring someone to go on a date
- Sexual emails, phone calls, or texts
- Personal questions of a sexual nature
- Spreading rumors about a person’s sexuality or sex life
- Unwanted massaging of any body part (neck, back, shoulders)
- Unwanted intimate gifts
- Following a person around
- “Checking someone out” (staring, looking a person up and down)
- Extensively talking about sex
- Showing someone sexual content or media
- Deliberately misunderstanding someone’s rejection of advances
- Touching a person’s clothes
- Hugging or kissing a person
- Preventing a person from exiting a room
- Sexual innuendos
- Using intimate nicknames such as sweetie, honey, or baby
While your experience may seem minor compared to others’ experiences, no one is entitled to make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in your workplace. Even if you have not technically been sexually assaulted, sexual harassment is still a civil violation.for which damages are recoverable.
Seeking Legal Representation in a Workplace Sexual Harassment Case
Fraley Law Firm represents clients all over the state of Florida in sexual harassment cases. If you have been a victim of workplace sexual harassment, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Fraley Law Firm at (813) 229-8300.