Thanks for your question.
In Florida, an employee has a right to be free from harassment that is based on being a member of a "protected class," that is, based on the employee's sex, age, race, handicap/disability, national origin, and religion. For example, if an employer treats an employee unfairly because she is a woman, or because he is a Native American, or because she is a Methodist, that could be harassment based on being a member of a protected class. General, random harassment by an employer is not the basis for a legal action.
Harassment created by a hostile environment is more common. Both federal and Florida state laws make it unlawful for an employer to subject an employee to a hostile environment based on the protected classes previously described, for example, where an employer repeatedly subjects a female employee to inappropriate jokes, constant talk about sex, asking her out on dates, etc. To constitute a legal claim based on a hostile environment, the conduct must be either severe or pervasive. So, if an employer tells a woman one dirty joke on one occasion, that would likely not constitute a hostile environment.
And, if there was no unwanted physical contact between the employer and employee (for instance, a male employer who gives a female employee a backrub), the employee must show that inappropriate comments or other verbal behavior by the employer was constant, even occurring on a daily basis, in order to prove a claim based on a hostile environment.
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