Have You Been Sexually Harassed?
If you are the victim of sexual harassment you should report the problem to your superior, your human resources department, and your union representative. Additionally, you should also speak with an experienced Orlando sexual harassment attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights as there are strict time limits for reporting discrimination violations. At the law office of David R. Heil, P.A. we take an aggressive approach to sexual harassment violations to get the best possible results for our clients. Up-to-the-minute knowledge of the rapidly changing interpretations of sexual harassment law is absolutely critical to your case, as is a swift investigation, early trial posturing, and vigorous pursuit.
Sexual Harassment Falls Into Two Categories
Overt Sexual Harassment
- in which direct sexual demands are made directly and required to be fulfilled or complied with in exchange for employment, promotion raises or other compensation or opportunities.
Hostile Work Environment
- in which an employee is subjected to unwelcome sexualized behavior (either verbal or physical in nature) and unwelcome sexual advances, which create an offensive or hostile environment for the employee.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual harassment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as:
“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature… when… submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions… or such conduct has the purpose or effect of… creating an intimidating hostile or offensive working environment.”
If you feel you have been sexually harassed and your rights have been violated by an employer or potential employer in Orlando or in the central Florida region, David Heil will thoroughly investigate your claim and will work diligently to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Please call me to further discuss your rights.