What is Sexual Harassment?

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Sexual harassment can occur across various settings, including workplaces, educational institutions, and public spaces. In Florida, as in many other states, there are laws in place to address and combat sexual harassment. If you or a loved one are facing a sexual harassment allegation, you need to consult with a sex crime defense attorney in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm for protection and representation.

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

Quid Pro Quo

Quid pro quo sexual harassment is recognized as when a person in a position of power demands sexual favors in exchange for some benefit, such as a promotion, raise, or favorable treatment.

Hostile Work Environment

This form of sexual harassment involves unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Such behavior may include sexually explicit jokes or comments, unwanted physical contact, or displays of sexually suggestive material.

Verbal or Written Harassment

This includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or written communication of a sexual nature, whether explicit or implied.

Physical Harassment

Physical sexual harassment involves unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature, such as touching, groping, or assault on another unconsenting individual.

Florida Laws on Sexual Harassment

In Florida, sexual harassment is prohibited under both state and federal law. The Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 prohibits discrimination based on sex, which includes sexual harassment, in employment settings. Additionally, Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 also prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace.

Under Florida law, victims of sexual harassment in the workplace have the right to file a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. These agencies investigate complaints of sexual harassment and, based on their findings, may take action against employers found to have violated anti-discrimination laws. 

Due to the severity of the charge, any individual being investigated for sexual harassment should seek counsel from one of the nationally recognized sexual assault defense attorneys in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm.

Individuals Facing Sexual Harassment Charges Can Get Proper Legal Representation From The Rickman Law Firm Today

Whether you or a loved one are facing allegations of quid pro quo harassment, hostile work environment claims, or other forms of sexual harassment, you can rely on the Tampa sexual assault defense attorneys with The Rickman Law Firm for their expertise and skilled legal strategies. We are committed to protecting the rights and reputations of any individual falsely accused of sexual harassment.

Contact our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (813) 370-1185, or fill out the consultation form on our website to get in touch with our attorneys.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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