Running a Florida business can be difficult as there are many aspects that supervisors must take into consideration. The environment that is created in the workplace is one aspect that needs attention. If workers feel uncomfortable at their place of employment due to sexual harassment or other negative behaviors, the situation can be quite detrimental. Therefore, employers and supervisors need to be aware of how to handle complaints and deter negative actions.
Facing sexual harassment in the workplace is an event that many Florida women -- and men -- unfortunately find themselves confronted with. Knowing how to deal with co-workers and superiors who cross the line between being friendly and committing sexual harassment can be difficult to determine. Some workers may fear that they will be shamed though they are the victim or that they could possibly lose their job or face other retaliation for reporting incidents of harassment.
A nurse who was contracted to treat inmates in a Florida jail is now suing Sarasota County and several deputies, claiming that they created a hostile work environment when they distributed sexually explicit drawings of her around the correctional facility. She alleges that the sexual harassment began in the autumn of 2012 and continued until she terminated her position with Armor Correctional Health Services on Jan. 17. The plaintiff claims that she was embarrassed enough by the sexual harassment she experienced that she had to consider leaving her job.
An enjoyable work environment can make any type of job a pleasant place to work, no matter what the occupational field may be. Conversely, a negative work environment can leave workers feeling uncomfortable and dreading having to return to their posts. When a hostile environment includes sexual harassment or other forms of negative behavior, employees may feel compelled to leave their positions.
Being subjected to a hostile work environment can make an employee dread having to go into their place of employment. Sexual harassment is, unfortunately, a common complaint among workers across the country, including those in Florida. A recent study has even indicated that an alarmingly high number of female workers have been subjected to crude comments about their bodies and have left their jobs due to feeling uncomfortable because of such harassing incidents.
Being able to participate in an internship can be a great boost of experience for young people who will soon be looking for permanent employment. Unfortunately, not all of the internship positions offer the participating party any form of income. Unpaid internships have been the subject of debate as of recently, and as more negative information comes to light about such positions, such as how sexual harassment is dealt with, unpaid positions may become a thing of the past.
When Florida employees must deal with a harsh work environment, their work productivity can be greatly affected in a negative manner. Facing sexual harassment can create the type of negative atmosphere that no worker should have to encounter. Employees who feel they have been the victim of such harassment need to understand that there are options for them that could help put a stop the unwelcome actions and that they should not feel blame for being a victim.
Being unemployed is a state that many people do not want to be in. Unemployment can create many difficulties due to lack of income and benefits that may have been associated with a previous job. Some people may be insured against unemployment and have the ability to collect certain benefits, but there are stipulations that can determine whether someone qualifies for those benefits. Though quitting a job may be considered a disqualifying condition for receiving unemployment assistance, there are some causes, such as facing sexual harassment, that could be considered reason to leave and obtain financial help.
Working can sometimes be stressful for some employees for a number of different reasons. When the work environment is made hostile by co-workers or superiors, employees can dread going to work and possibly fear for their safety. Sexual harassment is a threat that too many workers in many different industries come to face. Some suffer through silently due to need of the job, and others are sometimes faced with more unfair treatment or termination for speaking up.
Being sexually harassed can be a very frightening experience for anyone. When sexual harassment occurs in a place of employment, it can be not only frightening but also stressful as a person's employment could be put at risk for being a victim. Situations where harassment victims are terminated from their positions due to speaking out are unfortunately more common than they should be. Many of these situations could be grounds for a wrongful termination suit against former employers in order for the employees to gain reparations for the wrong doing.