Southwest Florida Workplace Harassment Attorneys
In recent years, the government has created several rules, acts and regulations to protect people in the workplace. Unfortunately, some employees are still harassed and discriminated against. If you have been a victim of harassment in the workplace, schedule a consultation with our office immediately.
At the Law Offices of Hodge and Snyder, we understand that contacting a lawyer in these situations can be difficult. In a challenging economy, supervisors or managers might use the threat of being unemployed to keep an employee quiet. It is important to remember that you have rights, and our skilled Marco Island and Naples sexual harassment attorneys can educate you on what they are.
Sexual harassment typically takes one of two forms:
- Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase meaning "this for that." In this context, it usually refers to the notion of providing sexual favors for favorable treatment at work through promotion, beneficial scheduling or increased pay.
- A hostile work environment typically involves the use of offensive language, jokes, unwanted physical touching or sexual imagery. These actions are gauged on a sliding scale of pervasiveness and severity. If an action is pervasive, or commonly occurring, it does not necessarily have to be severe to lead to a hostile work environment. Conversely, an action or comment that is severe enough need only happen once to lead to a hostile work environment.
Your rights in the workplace ensure that you are to be treated fairly in a non threatening environment. The government has enacted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 to guarantee equal pay and fair treatment of employees throughout the nation. If you have been harassed or discriminated against in the workplace, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney.
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If you have questions regarding sexual harassment in Florida, contact the Law Offices of Hodge and Snyder. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.