Nyc sexual harassment & workplace hostility laws
Sexual harassment at the workplace is a serious legal offense. The more the harassment causes a disturbance in the workplace the more liable the employer can be. In addition, no inter workplace decisions can legally be made based on attraction or based on the persons sex.
WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
Any unwanted and unpleasant behavior in relation to one’s gender is considered sexual harassment. Anything from participating in coarse language and rude talk, largely offensive remarks regarding gender, displays of provocative sexual material in the workplace, to full-on sexual advances and assault is deemed sexual harassment. You do not necessarily have to be the recipient of this type of behavior in order for it to be sexual harassment.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
Consulting with an attorney experienced in workplace hostility should be the first step to take if you have been sexually harassed. Time is of the essence, for a victim of sexual harassment, as there is a small window of time to take legal action. It is important to collect any physical evidence of the occurrence(s), as well as a log of each incident and any communication between you and your employer concerning the harassment. Without good documentation, employers can argue that they did not know the harassment took in the workplace because it was not brought to their attention.
PUT AN END TO WORKPLACE HOSTILITY
Numerous sexual harassment victims assume the weight of workplace hostility and as a result job performance and health begins to deteriorate. If, however, you are a victim of sexual harassment at work, it does not have to be tackled alone. Allow Cohen & Mizrahi LLP and its legal team, experienced in both the state and federal aspects of sexual harassment law as well as being sympathetic and understanding of what victims of sexual harassment in the workplace undergo. We work hard to ensure those who have been victimized and suffered through workplace hostility acquire compensation for what they have been through as well as putting an end to sexual harassment in the workplace.
COHEN & MIZRAHI LLP HELPS SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS IN NY
In the United States sexual harassment and workplace hostility continues to be a major issue. Sexual harassment and workplace hostility can occur in any type of work environment, at any level of employment. Only those who have experienced sexual harassment and workplace hostility first hand have a true understanding of the toll it truly takes. The stress alone can have a serious impact on health. Many victims eventually resign from their position, regardless of the fact that they did absolutely nothing wrong. Many continue to work, suffering through and enduring it, day in and day out worrying that their coworkers will label them sensitive or causing problems at work. Everyone should be able to go to work without fear of sexual harassment, or fear of coming forward.
It is an unyielding and unwavering belief at Cohen & Mizrahi LLP that everyone has the right to a workplace without harassment and abuse. Our legal team is honored to take on the fight, on behalf of sexual harassment victims and ensure employers are held responsible for inadequately preventing or allowing sexual harassment and workplace hostility to occur.
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