Harassment is unwanted conduct on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin etc. that demeans or offends the victim and results in a hostile work environment for the victim.
Florida state labor laws govern the conduct of employers towards their employees and they are designed to ensure a healthy decorum in the workplace. But in spite of these strict laws, there are various workplace situations reported that are anything but decorous.
Types of harassment
- Hostile work environment: This is the most typical form of harassment observed at a workplace. It includes circumstances wherein an employee has to endure comments, physical contact, physical gestures, or other behavior that creates an uncomfortable atmosphere for that employee.
- Quid pro quo sexual harassment: This Latin phrase translates to “this for that”, when a supervisor says the employee won’t be fired or reprimanded, makes a job promotion or benefit dependent on the receipt of sexual favors.
Are you being harassed at work place?
Is your workplace hostile? Are you not being treated unfairly? Do you have to deal with harassment to keep your job?
If yes, then there is no need to endure abuse just to keep your job. Neither do you need to quit your job. There is a solution.
Don’t let the fact that Florida is an employment-at-will state mislead you. There are federal and state laws that protect employees from work place harassment. It’s important for you to get in touch with a harassment lawyer and learn the ins and outs of harassment laws and be aware of your legal rights.
How can we help you?
A hostile workplace can have a negative impact on your career. It’s essential to contact a harassment lawyer and fight for your rights. By discussing your case with an employment lawyer, you can be more confident about the decisions that you make. For a free consultation regarding your case, contact the Robert Michael Law Firm. We will fight for the wrong that has been done to you and help you assert your rights at the workplace.