Sexual Harassment Lawyer Tampa, FL
Our Tampa, FL sexual harassment lawyer knows that when you step foot into your office, you have the right to feel safe while you are there. While safety may take on many forms, one that is especially concerning is sexual harassment. If another employee is making you feel uncomfortable while you are at work and is sexually harassing you, it is time for this to end. Reach out to the Hoyer Law Group, PLLC for more information and to speak with us about filing charges against the other party.
Am I protected under Florida Law regarding sexual harassment?
Absolutely. You have the right to go to work without being sexually harassed.
What does it mean to be sexually harassed?
Many employees choose not to file charges against someone else at work because they do not believe what has happened to them constitutes sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can come in many forms, including:
- Sexually explicit jokes. If you are being subjected to another employee (or your employer) making sexually explicit jokes or comments, this constitutes sexual harassment. Another co-worker may make objectifying comments about employees or talk inappropriately.
- Inappropriate gestures. If someone is verbally harassing you or even making inappropriate, explicit gestures, this can be sexual harassment.
- Employer harassment. If your employer is withholding a raise or promotion if you do not give them sexual favors, this is sexual harassment.
Is there a statute of limitations on workplace sexual harassment?
There is and this is one of the reasons it is so important to speak with your Tampa sexual harassment lawyer as soon as possible. You will have 1 year–365 days–to file a sexual harassment claim from the day of your last sexual harassment incident.
Who can I turn to?
Call our office now. Being in this situation can be tricky because you may be wondering if you are “being dramatic” or if you are rocking the boat. However, society has instilled in many people the notion that if they are unaccepting of other people’s harassment, they are being dramatic. If someone else put you in a situation at work where you feel uncomfortable because they are sexually harassing you, you have the right to speak up. You deserve to go to work and feel safe. This applies to all employees, regardless of gender. Many men are too afraid to speak up because they are worried they may be perceived as weak or that a woman could not sexually harass them. This is not the case.
What can I do?
When you are concerned for your safety at work, call the team at Hoyer Law Group, PLLC now. You shave the right to go to work and not be concerned that someone there will be sexually explicit or sexually harass you. It is crucial that you get the legal help you need when you are being sexually harassed at work. For more information on how we can help in your specific situation, reach out to our Tampa sexual harassment lawyer now.