Employment Attorney Fighting for Victims of Sex Discrimination in the Orlando, FL Area
Sexual harassment at work occurs when the employer subjects you to unwanted sexual conduct for the purpose of intimidating, degrading, humiliating, or violating your dignity which may include sexually explicit statements or requests for sexual favors. Although employees typically fear reporting such harassment to avoid retaliation, both the harassment and retaliation for opposing or complaining of sexual harassment, are against the law. If you have been subjected to any form of sexual harassment at work, you do have rights and damages available to you. Our employment law attorneys at Wilson McCoy, P.A. in Orlando have over 30 years of combined experience in sexual harassment cases.
If you have or are experiencing any of the following forms of sexual harassment at work, please do not hesitate to contact our office today:
- Harassment as a result of ending a personal relationship
- Statements, notes, texts, emails, or innuendos that are sexually explicit by a co-worker or boss
- Inappropriate touching
- A co-worker or boss eliciting unwelcomed sexual favors or a personal relationship
- Termination, denying a promotion, demoting, or retaliation in any other way due to your reporting of the sexual harassment.
Hostile Work Environment
In many situations, when an employee refuses the unwelcomed sexual advances of a co-worker or superior, they experience further harassment and a hostile work environment. You should report such behavior immediately in accordance with your employer’s procedures. When an employer learns of any sexual harassment you are experiencing in the work place, they are required to immediately protect you by taking any necessary actions. All employees have the legal right to feel safe and free of sexual harassment at work.
Our attorneys will take the time needed to explore your unique matter and properly advise you on your next step, whether it be resign or report the conduct. The experienced discrimination lawyers at our firm will help you gather the necessary evidence to prove the harassment that you have endured. We have experience conducting full investigations by sometimes contacting witnesses and identifying the harassment patterns to assure you have the foundation needed to move forward in your matter against your employer.
Wilson McCoy, P.A. is dedicated to fighting for the rights of employees whom have faced sexual harassment by their employer. Our firm understands the severe damages that unlawful sexual harassment can cause you and your family. For that reason, it would be a privilege for us to represent you and help you reach your goal in your individual matter. Call us today to discuss your case. We are here for you.
Note: Most discrimination claims are governed by a statute of limitations. If your claims are not first preserved through the filing of an administrative charge of discrimination, you may lose your right to sue your employer. For guidance about this process or to determine whether your employer has violated your rights, please contact us for a consultation.