At the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, PA, we help Florida residents fight back after they have suffered on-the-job sexual harassment. For the most part, the sexual harassment cases we represent fall under two primary categories: 1) quid pro quo sexual harassment, and 2) hostile work environment sexual harassment.
A quid pro quo sexual harassment case involves a situation where a Florida worker’s continued benefit, employment and work advancement hinges on the worker performing sexual favors. Also, the worker may encounter penalties for failing to comply with sexual requests.
A hostile work environment case involves a worker encountering unwanted sexual advances, offensive language, offensive behavior, and insulting comments in the workplace. This type of behavior may be the result of an unhealthy workplace culture that the employer fails to put a stop to. These cases are usually stronger when an employer fosters and promotes a hostile work environment, or when an employer was aware of the toxic workplace culture and neglected to correct it.
No matter how a sexual harassment problem comes about in a Florida workplace, the issue is serious. It should be addressed immediately by the individual who is being abused and/or by any individual who is aware of the abuse.
Workers should not be afraid to bring attention to any incident of sexual harassment. Indeed, in the event that a worker is punished or retaliated against in any way for bringing sexual harassment into the light, that worker can seek legal protections and financial remedies through state and federal courts. No worker should ever have to endure this kind of abuse.