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What damages can I claim in a wrongful termination suit?

If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job -- either through retaliation after reporting an instance of sexual harassment or as a result of unfair treatment for some other reason -- you may be able to pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit. During this lawsuit, you will want to ask for a variety of financial remedies for damages that you have suffered as a result of the wrongful termination.

Ex-bartender files lawsuit against Tampa beach-themed restaurant

An ex-bartender from the Hogan's Beach restaurant-bar in Tampa has filed claims alleging sexual harassment. The woman says that the club encouraged and created an environment of pervasive sexual harassment. In her lawsuit, she says that she began working at the bar in 2013.

Monroe County school board facing charges of sexual harassment

The Monroe County School Board is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit. According to the suit, a second grader was being repeatedly groped by another student. The harassment went on for years, and school staff never did anything to correct the problem despite the student's pleas for help.

Did you suffer from a sexual harassment scenario like this?

No Florida employee should ever have to endure an unwelcome or unwanted sexual comment at work. Furthermore, no employee should ever have to endure unwanted touching, flirting, sexual advances or sexual demands while he or she is trying to perform his or her job duties. Nevertheless, if you've ever had a job -- regardless if you're a male or female, and regardless if you were the victim or not -- there's no doubt that you've witnessed numerous instances of sexual harassment.

Are you the victim of sexual harassment? Here's what you can do

Florida employees are sexually harassed every day. It's easy to fall into the victim mindset, and feel like there's nothing you can do, but if you're being sexually harassed at work, you need to know that you're the one in the power seat.

Ridesharing company Uber fires 20 over sexual harassment scandal

Uber has taken disciplinary action by terminating 20 employees after a company-wide investigation into sexual harassment claims. The company looked into 215 claims of sexual harassment. One hundred of the claims did not result in action, but 57 of the claims continue to be reviewed more closely.

How to respond to workplace sexual harassment

If a Florida coworker makes an inappropriate comment, you might freeze up and be unable to respond. Part of the reason you freeze is that you might not have considered beforehand what the proper response should be. Read the following ways to respond to sexual harassment now, and you'll be well prepared should you encounter such a situation:

Businesses need a zero tolerance sexual harassment policy

The days and weeks following a sexual harassment accusation are vital. Businesses need to act in an appropriate manner, not only to stop the sexual harassment that's happening, but also to prevent other instances from happening in the future.

What's one of the most powerful ways to stop sexual harassment?

As in most problems that plague society, like drunk driving, domestic violence, sexual violence and other bad behavior -- one of the most powerful tools that can be used to stop sexual harassment in its tracks is, you guessed it, education. When Florida communities can educate the victims of sexual harassment -- as well as would-be sexual harassers -- about what sexual harassment looks like, how to identify it and what to do to stop it, we begin to put a spanner in the gearbox of this ugly engine of disgusting behavior.

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