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Sexual Harassment Attorneys in New York City

Fight Back Against Unwanted Advances in the Workplace

Federal and state employment law classifies sexual harassment as sex discrimination. According to New York City Human Rights Law, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Furthermore, harassment occurs when a workplace becomes a hostile environment due to sexually-charged comments or actions directed at an employee. This type of harassment can take many forms.

No one should be subjected to a hostile work environment as a result of sexual harassment. Do not suffer in silence. If you or someone you know is experiencing issues at work, such as sexual harassment or discrimination, get in touch with the award-winning legal team at Levine & Blit, PLLC. Call our office today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of the most experienced sexual harassment lawyers New York can offer.

At Levine & Blit, PLLC, our New York City sexual harassment lawyers represent men and women who have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. Call us at (646) 461-6838 today for a free case evaluation.

There Are Two Types of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is prohibited by federal, state, and city laws in New York. Additionally, the behavior does not need to be severe or pervasive in order for it to qualify as sexual harassment under New York's labor laws.

Federal and state law recognize two types of harassment:

  • Quid pro quo harassment – this occurs when someone's continued employment, or a possible promotion, is based on whether or not they submit to or reject sexual advances by a supervisor or coworker. Even if an employee submits to the sexual comment or advance, it does not bar them from filing a complaint.
  • Hostile work environment – this type of harassment occurs when a supervisor or coworker makes sexual comments or advances toward an employee, through unwelcome verbal or physical conduct, that interferes with the employee's ability to perform their job and/or creates an intimidating workplace environment.

Employees may hesitate to report sexual harassment out of fear of retaliation. You should know that it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for opposing an unlawful discriminatory practice or making a charge of sexual harassment. In New York, the law offers protection against retaliation from your employer.

Common examples of sexual harassment include:

  • Granting sexual favors as a basis for employment decisions

  • Sexual comments

  • Pressure for dates

  • Jokes and innuendo

  • Sexual gestures or touching

  • Sexual graffiti

Generally, if your employer is aware – or should have been aware – of the sexual harassment and did nothing to discipline the perpetrator and correct the situation, they can also be liable in addition to the offender.

Statistics About Workplace Sexual Harassment

An ABC News/Washington Post poll found that one in four women in the U.S. has experienced workplace sexual harassment. One out of ten men has experienced workplace sexual harassment, too, according to the study. Even more, one-quarter of men polled said they were afraid of being falsely accused of sexual harassment.

Unfortunately, many employees do not report this type of discriminatory behavior due to fear or intimidation. A different survey, which polled more than 2,200 full-time and part-time female employees between the ages 18 and 34, found that only 29% had reported the harassment, and several had been harassed multiple times.

In fact, a Huffington Post poll found that of the 13% of respondents to a poll on this issue who reported experiencing workplace sexual harassment, 70% had failed to report the discrimination.

Our NYC Sexual Harassment Lawyers Are Not Intimidated

Employers hire powerful lawyers to represent them in sexual harassment cases. It is common for corporations and their legal teams to bully employees into staying silent or accepting a lesser settlement. Our NYC sexual harassment attorneys have decades of experience fighting these tactics and leveling the playing field.

Our firm is well-versed in the federal, state, and local laws that govern sexual harassment cases. Contact our NYC office today to schedule your FREE case evaluation. You can call us at (646) 461-6838 or contact us online.

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