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Sexual Harassment at Work Archives

Sexual harassment can cause significant mental health issues

State and federal laws protect Florida employees from certain types of treatment in the workplace. Despite these laws, sexual harassment can be a serious problem for many. It's much more than an inconvenience. It can actually lead to serious mental health struggles, including an increased chance of experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors. This type of harassment has also been linked to physical symptoms, like sicknesses that can cause missed days from work.

Workplace sexual harassment a problem in Hollywood

Despite the prevalence of the Me Too movement in Hollywood, there is still sufficient reason to believe that inappropriate treatment remains a serious problem in the entertainment industry. A recent study found that one in five women who work in this field have experienced sexual harassment in some manner over the course of their careers. One in 20 also said they'd experienced harassment or a sexual assault at work at some point within the last 12 months.

Employers should make it safe, easy to report sexual harassment

Florida employees who experienced any type of mistreatment in the workplace have the right to report it to their employers or the appropriate authority. However, many victims do not speak out because they feel intimidated, embarrassed or unsure of what to do next. This is why it is important for employers to make it easy and safe to report sexual harassment or discrimination in a confidential manner.

Sexual harassment remains a problem for women in tech

Women in various fields have experienced inappropriate treatment at work. The recent #MeToo movement shed light on how prevalent the issue of sexual harassment is in many different types of workplaces in Florida and across the country, including the tech industry. Female employees in this specific type of employment area say they are still experiencing sexual harassment in their workplaces and in situations related to their jobs. 

Suicide risk higher for workers who experience sexual harassment

There are certain types of behaviors that have no place in a Florida work environment. Not only are things like discrimination and sexual harassment inappropriate, they can also have devastating consequences for victims. A recent study found that individuals who are exposed to sexual harassment in their place of work are more likely to consider or attempt suicide. This is a grave problem, and it is one employers should take seriously.

Sexual harassment has serious health and safety implications

Women may be subjected to unfair and discriminatory treatment of a sexual nature in their Florida workplaces. Sexual harassment makes it difficult for a victim to do her job, especially when working in a male-dominated environment, such as a branch of the United States military. To fight sexual harassment and lower the chance of it happening at any level, the Navy is looking at ways to stop it before this behavior even begins. 

Officer wins sexual harassment lawsuit against police department

Women may be more likely than men to experience certain types of negative treatment in their Florida workplaces. This is especially true for women who are employed in places where the employees are predominantly male, such as a police department. One female officer recently sued her department over sexual harassment and won. She also promised to keep fighting for a fair work environment and the eradication of harassing behaviors.

Sexual harassment in professional sports environments

Florida employees may be aware of the recent news regarding the mistreatment of female employees who work in professional sports environments, particularly the National Football League. Within the last week, 15 employees spoke out about sexual harassment they experienced while working for a popular NFL team. The allegations are not limited to one incident, but they span a time period from 2006 to 2019. There are also reports of harassment from two female reporters who covered the team.

Orlando restaurant owner accused of sexual harassment

Florida employees should not be subjected to any type of discrimination, harassment or mistreatment in the workplace. They should not fear inappropriate behavior from employers or co-workers, and they should not be afraid of retaliation if they report these things. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a real problem for many employees, including those in the restaurant industry. One Orlando-area restaurant owner is accused of creating a hostile work environment for employees.

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.

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