Conduct That Constitutes Sexual Harassment

Your Ft. Lauderdale sexual harrassment lawyer can explain that there is a statutory definition of sexual harassment, which includes any of the following:

  • Being subjected to sexual advances;
  • Requests for sexual favors; and
  • Statements or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Examples of Sexual Harassment

Your Ft. Lauderdale sexual harrassment attorney may provide you with examples of sexual harassment, which include the following:

  • Quid pro quo – offering promotions or other benefits for sexual favors;
  • Threatening termination or other adverse employment action if the employee does not agree to sexual contact;
  • Unwanted sexual advances;
  • Making derogatory statements or jokes of a sexual nature;
  • Displaying sexually-suggestive materials;
  • Making sexual gestures ;
  • Sexually-charged verbally abusive language;
  • Sexually-charged comments about an employee’s body;
  • Sexually-charged degradation;
  • Obscene notes, letters, texts or emails; and
  • Physical conduct, including kissing, rubbing, touching, assault or blocking movements.

This is a brief list of sexual conduct that may qualify as sexual harassment. However, there is other conduct that can constitute harassment of a sexual nature. Before you take your deposition, your personal injury lawyer will discuss the elements that you must meet to successfully prove your claim so that you can adequately prepare for it.

If you would like more information on proving these elements, contact Mark J. Berkowitz P.A. at (954)527-0570.