Our office remains open, and in response to COVID-19 we have expanded our options for remote consultations and virtual meetings. Please contact our office to discuss what meeting option best fits your situation. Call 561-560-7388

Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A.
Contact us for a FREE appointment
561-560-7388
E-mail Us

Sexual harassment is a problem for many federal employees

Regardless of the type of workplace, no Florida employee should be subjected to mistreatment, harassment or discrimination. Unfortunately, this is still a problem for many, including those who are employed in federal workplaces. A recent look at sexual harassment in federal offices found the problem to be prominent, and victims often do not get the recourse they deserve.

One issue regarding sexual harassment in the workplace concerns victims often do not report it. In many cases, this type of harassment is a power move, done with the intention of showing force, intimidation or instilling fear. A study found that one in seven people who work in federal workplaces experienced sexual harassment at some point between the years of 2016 and 2018. Those who are working on contract positions or as interns are especially vulnerable to harassment, and they may not feel they have a way to report the behavior.

The overall number of sexual harassment claims has been increasing over the last few years. This may mean that people feel more comfortable speaking up when mistreated, or reporting processes may have improved. Regardless, employers bear the responsibility of making it easy to report harassment in a confidential way, and they have an obligation to act quickly and decisively to address the issue.

Victims of sexual harassment do not have to stay silent. Florida federal employees have the right to move forward with a civil claim if they experienced mistreatment at work. Through a civil claim, it may be possible to claim compensation for emotional duress, mental trauma and other damages. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Set Up A Free Initial Consultation ( Bold labels are required )

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy