Conscientious Sexual Harassment Lawyer Representing Clients in St. Petersburg & Tampa
Sexual harassment in the workplace is explicitly illegal in all 50 states under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This can include a multitude of actions and you likely know when you have been harassed without having to memorize what’s mentioned in the relevant legislation. If you have been sexually harassed at work and cannot resolve the situation through internal means, such as HR, attorney Craig Berman is here to offer the support and legal counsel you need.
Sexual Harassment Defined
Has a coworker touched you inappropriately, even though you’ve asked them to stop? Are you subjected to joke and remarks that are sexual in nature despite telling your colleagues they are inappropriate and make you uncomfortable? Has your boss insinuated you could receive perks or a promotion if you perform a sexual act? These are all examples of valid sexual harassment claims. Under the law, these and the following actions are illegal:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Requests for sexual favors
- Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where your employment is affected because you submitted to or rejected the unwelcome conduct
- Sexual conduct that unreasonably interferes with your work performance or creates a hostile work environment
Sexual Harassment Applies to Everyone
Sexual harassment is recognized as a form of discrimination because it usually depends on your gender. It is more common for women to experience sexual harassment in the workplace, but that does not mean men cannot be sexually harassed as well. Regardless of your gender, sexual harassment is never okay.
Get the Help You Need
No one should have to go to work fearing unwelcome sexual advances or their safety. If you have been sexually harassed at work and your boss refuses to help, it is time to contact employment lawyer Craig Berman. Mr. Berman has been practicing this sensitive area of the law for over 20 years and knows the right steps to take to make this right. He will help you file grievances against the appropriate parties and initiate a lawsuit against your employer if necessary. Most importantly, he will provide the safe space you need to discuss your experiences and advise you on how best to move forward.