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.
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.
Unprecedented circumstances have seen many Florida employees transition from working in offices to working at home. Many companies have shifted their operations online, using Zoom and other platforms to communicate with each other. Even from the comfort of home, however, some employees are still experiencing workplace sexual harassment. In these unusual circumstances, Florida employees may be unsure of how to handle this issue.
The Tampa Bay Lightning is dealing with a civil claim filed by a former women's hockey coach. The plaintiff states she was fired from her job as a youth hockey coach and as part of the Lightning's community outreach program after she reported sexual assault and harassment by one of the hockey team's executives. The alleged incident took place on a company trip.
A Florida employee should be able to go to work and do his or her job without fear of harassment or inappropriate treatment. Despite both federal and state laws that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, it still happens. Through unwanted contact, physical touch and verbal comments, a victim can suffer emotional, mental and physical harm. It the duty of employers to address concerns over these matter promptly and appropriately.
A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against a Navy official after experiencing what she claims was inappropriate treatment at her workplace. Her claim states that she experienced sexual harassment at work, as well as a workplace environment that was unfair to women, especially those in leadership positions. She states that the U.S. Secretary of the Navy should have known about the harassment and taken steps to appropriately reprimand the supervisor.
Two women who work for McDonald's restaurants in Florida claim they experienced inappropriate and illegal treatment in the workplace. They filed a lawsuit against the famous fast-food chain, saying they and other women experienced widespread sexual harassment at work. They say they were groped, verbally harassed and forced to work in a hostile environment. The two women who filed the lawsuit worked at a location in Sanford, Florida.
In 2017, the #MeToo Movement took hold, and millions of people joined the fight to make inappropriate sexual contact a thing of the past. This movement also affected the workplace as many women finally felt it was appropriate to step forward and speak out about their experience with sexual harassment from co-workers or an employer. Despite the improvements made, sexual harassment training is not a requirement in every state.
One of the most important roles of an employer is to protect the rights and interests of the employees. This means reducing physical hazards that could cause them harm, but also making sure they don't experience mistreatment while at work. Sexual harassment in the workplace is not only illegal and unacceptable, it can also cause emotional and mental duress. There are steps Florida contracting businesses can take to train workers on how to recognize, prevent and avoid this type of behavior.
Florida workplaces have the obligation of ensuring their employees are able to do their jobs in environments that are safe and free from certain types of mistreatment. Despite both federal and state laws that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, it still happens, and victims suffer both mental and emotional harm as a result. Consequently, it's important for small businesses to know how to recognize and address this type of reprehensible behavior.