How long do I have to file a report after an act of sexual harassment occurs?

By Douglas Lipsky

If you’re a victim of sexual harassment, under New York State in New York City law, you have three years to bring a claim. Under federal law it’s different. You have 300 days to file what’s called a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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.