Sexual Harassment

Standing Up For Integrity In The Workplace

If you're being subjected to unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, you need an advocate on your side who can stand up for your right to work in a safe and nonthreatening environment. Whether you are being made to feel uncomfortable with jokes or graphic images on someone's computer screen, or you are being pressured to make a professional relationship into a personal one, you don't have to endure this treatment in order to make a living.

Boca Raton workplace rights attorney William Julien can help. He will advise you on all aspects of your situation, from documenting the facts of the case to proving the full extent of your damages. You don't have to suffer in silence anymore.

You don't have to endure sexual harassment in order to keep a job.

Defining Your Case

Most cases of sexual harassment fall into one of two categories: "Quid pro quo" sexual harassment, derived from the Latin phrase meaning "this for that," happens when a co-worker, manager or supervisor pressure you to provide sexual favors in exchange for keeping your job, getting a promotion or raise, or avoiding disciplinary action or a demotion. In some cases, the best solution to a case of quid pro quo sexual harassment will involve negotiating a substantial settlement or severance package as an alternative to litigation.

In the case of a hostile workplace, you may find it difficult to do your job because of an inappropriately sexualized environment. This can manifest in many ways:

  • A co-worker or a supervisor may make persistent and suggestive remarks about your body or the way you dress, or touch you inappropriately.
  • Pornographic or otherwise offensive images and jokes may be allowed to circulate the office.
  • You may be asked overly personal questions about your sex or love life.
  • A co-worker or supervisor may email or text you suggestive messages.
  • Company functions may take place in inappropriate settings such as a strip club.

Facing Retaliation

Unfortunately, sometimes workers who complain about a hostile work environment will then find themselves the target of a retaliatory firing, demotion or other adverse employment action. This may also happen to additional workers who are perceived to support the complaint. Retaliation of this sort is against the law. Lawsuits, therefore, can often address both the sexual harassment itself and the retaliatory action the employer may have taken in response to the victimized worker reporting the problem.

Protect Your Rights In The Workplace - Contact A Lawyer

At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., we investigate and pursue claims of sexual harassment promptly and aggressively. We handle most cases on a contingency basis, so you owe no attorney fees unless we successfully resolve your case.

For a free, confidential consultation about your legal options if you are facing sexual harassment, contact Florida employee rights lawyer William Julien in Boca Raton using our online form, or call our office at 561-995-9990 (866-569-7398 toll free) for your free initial consultation.