Many people spend their days at work, and jokes are a way to have a few laughs, connect with coworkers and reduce stress. But inappropriate sexual jokes can create a hostile work environment. If you have been subjected to offensive jokes in your workplace, talk to an experienced sexual harassment lawyer....
Category: Sexual Harassment
When Gift Giving At Work Becomes Sexual Harassment
Gift-giving at work is common during the holidays. While this is a nice way to acknowledge employees and coworkers, unwanted gifts can create a hostile work environment. If you receive gifts of a sexual or romantic nature from your boss or a coworker, you may have a valid sexual harassment claim.
Understanding Visual Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace comes in many forms. Because of the growing use of electronic communications – emails, text messaging, and video chats – in contemporary workplaces, visual sexual harassment is becoming increasingly common. Contact an experienced employment lawyer if you have experienced any form of harassment in your workplace.
A Look At Virtual Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive problem even though remote work is now a permanent feature of many businesses in New York. The use of videoconferencing and other online technologies increases the potential for sexual harassment in the virtual workplace. Let’s take a look at sexual harassment in virtual work...
New York Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline Up and Running
Victims of sexual harassment in New York State now have access to a telephone hotline (800-HARASS-3) to report workplace harassment. The hotline, staffed by pro bono lawyers experienced in counseling harassment victims, is not a substitute for filing an official complaint or seeking legal counsel. If you have experienced harassment in your...
NYS Attorney General Sanctions Lower Manhattan Bar for Sexual Harassment
New York State Attorney General Letitia James recently announced that a Lower Manhattan bar has been ordered to pay $500,000 to 16 current and former employees as part of a settlement following a sexual harassment investigation. The settlement highlights the persistent problem of sexual harassment in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
New Law Bans Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims
On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law. The measure amends the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) by prohibiting employers from forcing employees to settle sexual misconduct claims in arbitration proceedings that favor big business.
Employers in New York City Are Liable for Non-Supervisor Harassment
Employers in New York City have a legal obligation to address complaints of sexual harassment and can be held liable for failing to do so. While employers can be held strictly liable for supervisor sexual misconduct, they can also be held responsible for non-supervisor sexual harassment. If you have been harassed by...
How Much Is My Sexual Harassment Claim Worth?
If you have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, you have a right to file a civil lawsuit to recover damages. Given the challenges of taking legal action against an employer, it is crucial to work with an experienced sexual harassment attorney who will fight to protect your rights.
What is Sexual Harassment and What Can You Do About it?
Sexual harassment has proven to be a persistent problem in New York workplaces, a trend that will likely continue in the coming year. Let’s take a look at what constitutes sexual harassment and how employees can fight back against it.Anti-Harassment Laws
Sexual harassment is...