Bronx Sexual Harassment

Phillips & Associates is a well-respected Bronx sexual harassment law firm committed to defending employees in the Bronx and other boroughs of New York. We cemented our reputation by avidly defending victims of workplace discrimination based on protected characteristics. Qualities such as race, national origin, gender, religion, and disability are innate traits that cannot form the basis of unequal treatment in the workplace, yet very often do. Sexual harassment is one common form of discrimination based on the employee’s gender. Our employment discrimination attorneys handle sexual harassment in the Bronx and the New York City area. Call today and speak to a sexual harassment attorney at (212) 248-7431.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT TAKES ON MANY FORMS

Sexual harassment is insidious and under-reported in the workplace. The disparate treatment of women is often based upon outdated notions of how gender differences affect work. Although women have long proven themselves as valuable assets in the workforce, they are still made to feel they only got to where they are through their looks or through favoritism. Some superiors subtly hint they need to do something “extra” to get hired or promoted, even if this means tolerating inappropriate emails or text messages. Those who tolerate years of unfair treatment and finally reach positions of authority often find that other women treat them differently than men in the same position, making the old “good-natured teasing” and “hazing” seem bearable. The permutations of sexual harassment are often subtle and pervade every strata of the workforce.

THERE ARE LAWS TO PROTECT YOU FROM SEXUAL HARASSMENT

City, state, and federal laws strictly prohibit sexual harassment in New York. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act explicitly prohibits employment discrimination or harassment based on sex. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 likewise prohibits “sex-based discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions.” Further, New York State’s Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law both prohibit sexual harassment, reaching smaller private employers than the Civil Rights Act. The Equal Employment Practices Commission monitors the city’s compliance with equal employment regulations while the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handles sexual harassment claims on the federal level. Our discrimination attorneys handle sexual harassment cases in the Bronx and the New York City area. Our consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover. Call and speak with our sexual harassment attorneys at (212) 248-7431.

Discerning and dealing with instances of sexual discrimination is not easy. Women are often tricked into believing they are “only imagining” discriminatory treatment or “bring it upon themselves” by dressing or acting a certain way. They are taught to second-guess themselves and ignore behavior they instinctually feel is wrong. Even if the employee is perceptive enough to document instances of sexual discrimination, it is often difficult to report or share this record with superiors for fear of being fired or retaliated against. But because victims of sexual discrimination have only six months to file a complaint with the EEOC, it is important to find a professional you can trust to share your findings and help you through the legal process. Our employment discrimination attorneys handle sexual harassment in the Bronx and the New York City area. Call today and speak to a sexual harassment lawyer at (212) 248-7431.

LOOK FOR HELP IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

If you believe you are being sexually harassed, keep a diary of all the times you had to field unwelcome sexual advances or tolerate inappropriate behavior. A detailed journal, documentary evidence, and credible witness testimony are critical to proving a sexual harassment claim. Report your concerns to supervisors and “up the chain of command” to management, knowing that any retaliation or breach of confidentiality with regard to your reporting is illegal. Seek recourse outside the workplace by filing a complaint with the EEOC. For additional legal assistance, speak to a compassionate Bronx sexual harassment attorney with years of experience defending employees in workplace discrimination claims. Phillips & Associates has helped victims regain the dignity and compensation they lost as a result of sexual harassment in New York City and the Bronx.

Call us today if you feel you have been a victim of sexual harassment. We are conveniently located in the Financial District in downtown Manhattan. We are one block from the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. Take the Subway or the Subway of the Subway or the Subway subway train to Wall Street. Walk one block to 45 Broadway. Our address is below:

PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES
45 Broadway, Suite 620,
New York NY, 10006
Tel: 212-248-7431
Fax: 212-901-2107
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