Is Being Singled Out at Work Harassment?

Being singled out at work is uncomfortable, but it can also be the precursor to harassment. This subtle distinction matters because the line between personal bias and harassment often blurs. When preferential treatment turns into targeted negativity, impacting your work environment and mental health, it's time to take action. 

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Harassment vs. Discrimination: Understanding the Difference in NYC

Understanding the distinction between harassment and discrimination—both forms of unlawful discrimination—is crucial. While they often intertwine, each carries its unique legal definitions and implications. Let’s explore the difference between harassment and discrimination and how you can explore your rights. 

Defining Workplace Harassment

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Microaggressions and Subtle Forms of Harassment in the Workplace

Fostering an inclusive work environment free from harassment is essential for employee well-being and productivity. While blatant forms of harassment are easy to spot, more subtle and often unintentional behaviors or comments can marginalize individuals based on their protected characteristics. 

These subtle acts, or microaggressions, can significantly impact employees...

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Verbal Harassment in the Workplace

Verbal harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that affects many employees across multiple industries in New York. This type of conduct can create a hostile work environment and negatively impact the victim’s well-being and ability to perform their job duties. Let’s take a look at verbal harassment and what...

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New York Strengthens Workplace Harassment Laws

On March 16, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed three bills into law that will strengthen legal protections for victims of sexual harassment. Despite these enhanced protections, workplace harassment continues to be a persistent problem in both big and small companies, as well as municipal agencies. The best way to protect...

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Unwanted Attention and Workplace Harassment

Sexual harassment is associated with unwelcome sexual advances or offensive comments, but another form is harassment is “unwanted attention.” There is a fine line between unwanted attention and harassment and knowing the difference is essential for protecting your employment rights.

Unwanted Attention Can Create a Hostile Work Environment
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