Category Archives: Sexual Harassment
Can Men Sue For Sexual Harassment In Florida?
Sexual harassment in the workplace can and does happen to men. Although women are disproportionately affected by sexual harassment, a significant number of men have also been victims. The NSVRC finds that approximately 1 in 5 men surveyed report that they have personally been the victim of on-the-job sexual harassment. This raises an important… Read More »
Worried That You Will Be Punished For Reporting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace? Here Is A Guide To Your Rights
While the issue has received renewed attention in recent years, sexual harassment in the workplace remains a serious problem. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), sexual harassment has a negative effect on mental health, physical health, and workplace advancement. You should be able to report sexual harassment by a supervisor, co-worker,… Read More »
How Do I Know If I Have A Sexual Harassment Claim Against My Employer?
There are federal and state laws in place that protect employees against workplace sexual harassment, including the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 (FCRA). Workers deserve an environment free from sexual harassment. If you were a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace,… Read More »
Florida Employer Will Pay $82,5000 To Resolve Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Lawsuit
On November 17th, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has reached a settlement of a sexual harassment/workplace retaliation employment lawsuit with an Orlando-based company. The company will pay $82,500 to resolve a same-sex sexual harassment claim. Here, you will find an overview of the settlement reached by the EEOC and… Read More »
Florida Wal-Mart Sued By The EEOC For Allowing Sexual Harassment
On September 21st, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit against Wal-Mart. According to the allegations raised by the federal agency, the company allowed a male employee of a Wal-Mart retail location in Walton County, Florida to sexually harass at least three female coworkers. In this article, you… Read More »
You Cannot Fire Your Way Out of a Sexual Harassment Complaint: Tampa Business Owner Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Former Truck Driver’s Allegations
There are two misconceptions that some Florida business owners may have regarding sexual harassment. The first is that it is only a problem if the victim of the harassment is female. The second is that you can “take care of” a harassment issue by firing the employee who complains about it. Neither of these… Read More »
Are Unpaid “Volunteers” Protected Under Employment Discrimination Laws?
With sexual harassment continuing to draw national attention in the wake of the #MeToo movement, it is important more now than ever that employers are cognizant of their responsibilities to their employees under the law – including volunteers. Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act… Read More »
Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Tips for Employers, Business Owners, and Managers
Now more than ever, if you run a workplace in Florida, it is important to take steps to prevent sexual harassment. Indeed, employers are responsible for providing their employees with a work environment that does not discriminate and is free of harassment. An employer’s allegation that they were not aware of the harassment may… Read More »
Responding to Complaints of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Tips for Employers, Business Owners, and Managers
There is no doubt about it. Sexual harassment claims are on the rise. The EEOC reports that it receives more than 27,000 complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace each year. And with the recent allegations against many prominent figures in the media, these types of claims do not show signs of slowing down… Read More »
Responding to Employee Complaints in the Workplace: Best Practices for Business Owners, Employers, and Managers
Are you an employer who received a complaint from an employee concerning employment discrimination or sexual harassment? The first question any employer has in this circumstance is what to do. Have a System in Place to Receive Complaints What are best practices for employers, business owners, and managers who receive complaints from employees? First… Read More »