Sexual harassment does not have to be repetitive to be considered unlawful. It could be one egregious act or a series of small incidents when combined is enough to totally change the conditions of your employment. In short, you have to look at whether or not, one incident or the totality of incidents, are enough that you no longer feel comfortable in your work.
About the Author
Douglas Lipsky is a co-founding partner of Lipsky Lowe LLP. He has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, unpaid overtime, and unpaid tips. He also represents clients in complex wage and hour claims, including collective actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and class actions under the laws of many different states. If you have questions about this article, contact Douglas today.