Sexual Harassment Compensation
According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, sexual harassment cases are dropping in volume, but are increasing in monetary value awarded, with the average case in 2012 carrying an award of almost $6,000. What this most likely means is that more sexual harassment suits are either being dropped or settled out of court before they reach the legal system, but it is also likely that there have been fewer sexual harassment cases due to stricter workplace policies and stricter monitoring of employee behavior. That is great news for workplaces everywhere, but since sexual harassment is still a very real problem, we would like to take a few moments to discuss your rights under the law.
Claiming Workers’ Compensation for Harassment-Related Health Problems
People who are suffering from sexual harassment suffer more than just the insult and ignominy of the harassment itself. There are a litany of real health issues that stem from harassing treatment, including digestive issues, stress-related physical problems, sleeplessness, and depression, to name just a few. These are real medical conditions, which, if caused, brought about or exacerbated by workplace sexual harassment, entitle you to make a workers’ compensation claim.
Sexual harassment itself is sometimes compensated under workers’ comp laws, although there have been exceptions, but these health consequences of persistent harassment are very real and quite valid. If you decide to sue for sexual harassment damages, you should also consider that your rights under workers’ compensation laws entitle you to reparations for the consequent health problems that this harassment engendered. Undergoing persistent harassment is detrimental to your health and well-being, as well as your productivity and happiness. You must do what you can to recoup some of the damages that have been inflicted as a result of harassment. We can help.
Evan Hoffman has extensive experience in cases like this, and has gotten the best settlements for his clients on countless occasions in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. If you are living in south Florida and are experiencing a persistent sexual harassment problem in the workplace, call or email today to get a consultation and to determine how best to approach your case to ensure the maximum settlement for your emotional and physical damages.
Sexual harassment is not going to go away on its own, but working together we can all help to make a difference and change the workplace environment for the better one case at a time.
Call Evan Hoffman at the Workers’ Compensation Center today (800) 223-1866.
Evan A. Hoffman
Mr. Hoffman’s philosophy is "our knowledge and experience is your best defense." He has been a featured author on criminal law issues such as driving under the influence, domestic violence and illegal searches.Read More