Consult a Me Too Attorney in Florida
While the Me Too movement gained traction when high-profile celebrities came forward with accounts of sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination in the entertainment industry, it empowered people all over the world to share their own sexual assault stories. With increasing pressure to toughen sexual assault laws and hold perpetrators accountable, more survivors are finding their voices. Share your story with a Me Too attorney now.
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According to recent surveys, 81 percent of women (and 43 percent of men) experience some form of sexual harassment in their lifetimes. One in five women (and one in 71 men) will be raped, and one in three women (and one in six men) will experience some form of sexual violence. In many cases, the perpetrator is known to the victim. In fact, nearly a third of women report being sexually harassed in the workplace.
These statistics are sobering. But sexual assault and harassment survivors are not just statistics. They are mothers, sisters, aunts, doctors, lawyers, actors, cashiers, athletes, caregivers, executives, police officers … they are people who deserve justice. A Me Too lawyer can help them get the justice they deserve.Contact Me Too Attorney Now
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Sexual Assault Laws and Survivors
Pursuing a criminal case can be cathartic for many sexual assault survivors; proceedings are focused on proving guilt, punishing the perpetrator, and preventing him/her from doing more harm to others. Pursuing a civil case can help you recover financial compensation to handle expenses (whether medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.) and also discover a sense of justice, if not closure.
In criminal cases, it must be proven “beyond a reasonable doubt” that a defendant is guilty; in civil cases, findings are based on the “preponderance of evidence.” This difference is critical; judge and jury can find the party liable if the majority of evidence supports that conclusion. Whether the perpetrator is found guilty or not guilty in a criminal case, you can still pursue civil remedies. A guilty verdict will also strengthen your civil case.
Whether or not you are pursuing criminal charges, speak to a Me Too lawyer at LaBovick Law Group to explore your options.
Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Laws in Florida
Feeling unsafe, and unwelcome, in the workplace is not only an impediment to your ability to provide for yourself and/or your family and advance in your chosen career — it is illegal.
Sexual harassment laws in Florida are clear: it is unlawful to demand sexual favors in exchange for employment, compensation, promotions, perks, etc. It is unlawful to use severe and/or pervasive unwelcome/offensive language. It is unlawful to share sexual images or engage in physical touch that a reasonable person would find objectionable. It is also unlawful to repeatedly make reference to one’s gender.
Many people are reluctant to pursue sexual discrimination cases. You may fear retaliation; you may worry about your continued or future employment; you may doubt that what you experienced rises to the level of actionable offenses.
Seek sexual harassment legal help immediately. We are here to fight for you — and with you. We can help you determine if specific conduct violates the law. We can also help you figure out your best next steps.
Approximately 70 percent of those who experience harassment never file a complaint with their employers. We understand how difficult it is to report discriminatory treatment. We also understand, in depth, gender discrimination laws. We will pursue justice on your behalf; you deserve nothing less.
It is never acceptable to be barred from opportunity, made to feel unsafe, or subjected to predatory treatment because of your gender. Never.
We Are Listening
Pursuing a case involving sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination is difficult on an emotional level. There is no pretending otherwise. Many survivors feel more comfortable with a female attorney. They also feel more comfortable with someone who has both experience with, and keen insight into, sexual discrimination and sexual assault laws.
Esther Uria LaBovick served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Dade County under Janet Reno. With her extensive experience in a prosecutorial role, Esther has the expertise necessary to develop and argue a compelling case — and to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
Many survivors find that a female lawyer makes the process more manageable. Attorney Esther Uria LaBovick is committed to fighting for and protecting the rights of her clients throughout the legal process.
The Me Too movement prompted many women to come forward with their stories. If you have one to tell, Esther and the team at LaBovick Law Group are here to help. We are listening, and we believe you.
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