Workplace Harassment Can Happen To Anyone

A supervisor demands sexual favors in exchange for a promotion. A co-worker makes jokes about your gender, even after you told him it makes you uncomfortable. Someone sends you explicit emails. These all may be forms of workplace sexual harassment, which is considered a type of sex discrimination under both Florida law and federal law.

You do not have to face workplace harassment alone. At The Law Offices of George Castrataro, P.A., we represent southern Florida employees of all genders in sexual harassment cases. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of workers against workplace harassment and discriminatory behavior.

Common Types Of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Sexual harassment at work can take many different forms and can involve people of any gender. It may involve a variety of types of unwanted sexual behavior, including:

  • Physical touch, behavior or gestures
  • Verbal harassment, including jokes and written language
  • Explicit photographs or images

The law protects workers against two main types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment.

  • In quid pro quo sexual harassment, unwanted sexual behavior becomes a condition of getting a job, a raise or a promotion. In this case, a supervisor or someone in authority is typically the harasser.
  • In hostile work environment sexual harassment, the unwanted behavior creates a work environment that feels offensive or unsafe or interferes with your ability to perform your job.

If you believe you may be experiencing any type of sexual harassment at work, you should document what happened in writing (and save any harassing emails, texts or photos) and follow any procedures your workplace has for reporting harassment. If your employer is unable to resolve the situation, you should talk to an attorney about your options.

Talk To A Lawyer About Your Situation

At your free initial consultation, we can discuss what you are experiencing at your workplace — and what we can do about it. Call our Fort Lauderdale firm at 954-573-2003 or send us an email to schedule an appointment with an attorney.