Phillips & Associates

Brooklyn Sexual Harassment

Phillips & Associates is a well-respected Brooklyn sexual harassment law firm committed to defending victims of sexual harassment in the Bronx, New York City, and Tri-State region. We fight to restore our clients with the dignity and compensation they lost as a result of workplace discrimination. At Phillips & Associates we handle cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that we charge absolutely no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you. Contact our office for a free initial consultation today at (212) 248-7431. Visit our cases in the news.


Sexual harassment is conduct that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and sexual comments or unwanted touching of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. Even non-sexual conduct, such as offensive remarks about a person’s sex, may constitute sexual harassment. Victims and perpetrators of sexual harassment can be of either gender and harassment may occur between members of the same sex. We handle sexual harassment in Brooklyn and the New York City area. Don’t be a victim of sexual harassment. Call Phillips & Associates for free consultation (212) 248-7431.


A majority of our sexual harassment cases involve allegations against a supervisor or boss. Despite valiant strides to eliminate gender bias, sexual harassment still pervades the workplace. The EEOC tracks sexual harassment statistics based on the number of complaints it receives each year. In 2010, the EEOC received 32,053 workplace harassment claims, 30,989 of which it resolved. The EEOC recovered over $48.4 million in damages for sexual harassment claims alone. Although the EEOC reported a “drop” in sexual harassment charges since 2001, studies have shown that over 65 percent of people harassed never report it. The attorneys at Phillips & Associates specialize in sexual harassment in Brooklyn and New York City. Whether its sexual harassment by a co-worker or sexual harassment by a supervisor call us today for a free consultation (212) 248-7431.


The most common form of sexual harassment is that which leads to a “hostile work environment.” While minor, isolated incidents of joking or teasing do not rise to the level of sexual harassment, other patterns of gender-based discrimination do. Seemingly innocuous comments about a person’s sex can constitute harassment if they occur with such frequency or severity as to unreasonably interfere with the victim’s work. Whether the workplace habitually tolerates unwelcome comments is a question for the jury. Many employers fail to realize what isolated incidents of inappropriate conduct sound like in court. The same teasing that seemed harmless and lighthearted at work may not be as amusing to a judge or jury. It is thus important to document all incidents of what you perceived to be harassing conduct and ask an attorney whether such conduct contributes to an actionable offense. Phillips & Associates represents victims of sexual harassment in Brooklyn and New York City.


According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment is illegal when “it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment” or when it results in “adverse employment decisions” such as firing or demoting the employee based on the acceptance or rejection of sexual favors.

In Brooklyn, city, state and federal laws protect victims of sexual harassment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act explicitly prohibits employment discrimination or harassment based on sex. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibits “sex-based discrimination between men and women…who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions.” State antidiscrimination statutes make it unlawful “to discriminate against an individual in compensation, terms of conditions, or privileges of employment” because of the person’s sex. Even at the city level, New York City’s Human Rights Law strictly prohibits sexual harassment, reaching smaller employers than the Civil Rights Act. The Equal Employment Practices Commission likewise monitors the city’s compliance with equal employment regulations. Our attorneys handle sexual harassment in Brooklyn and the New York City area.


At Phillips & Associates, we understand that sexual harassment cases are difficult. But we also believe that no one should have to tolerate unwelcome sexual advances or other offensive behavior at work. Our team of dedicated Brooklyn sexual harassment attorneys has years of experience defending employees in claims of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, and gender discrimination. You can trust Phillips & Associates to provide you with the highest quality legal representation and aggressively advocate on your behalf.


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 2 or the 3 of the 4 or the 5 subway train to Wall Street. Walk one block to 45 Broadway. Our address is below:

45 Broadway, #620,
New York NY, 10006
Tel: 212-248-7431
Fax: 212-901-2107
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