Most Americans support their families, obtain health coverage and achieve a sense of dignity and accomplishment from their work. However, unlike our private lives, we do not get to pick who we choose to work with. As a result, in the United States, co-workers are not permitted to interfere with our jobs or our ability to earn a living.
Thus, the working environment cannot be intimidating because of sexual issues and make distinctions between men and women. Florida and Federal law prohibit sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments.
Sexual harassment is any kind of conduct in the workplace that makes sex or sexual issues a part of the workplace environment. For example, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment. When this conduct affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment, it is definitely illegal under the Florida and Federal laws that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
Spring Training’s Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Training Program is based on “Creating a Comfortable Work Environment.” Spring has trained hundreds of employees with this program to understand what constitutes sexual harassment and prevention. Spring has provided Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace programs for organizations such as Bloomingdale’s, Carnival Cruise Lines, Johnson & Wales University, and The Miami Heat.