High Profile Harassment Cases

Harassment Cases: A Legal Perspective

New York City Lawyers for High Profile Harassment Cases

Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, is a renowned law firm in New York, specializing in workplace discrimination and sexual harassment cases.  The firm has a strong track record of representing victims of harassment in high-profile suits against their employers, providing free consultations and taking cases on a contingency fee basis. With a focus on employment discrimination and sexual harassment, the firm's attorneys are well-versed in handling various high-profile harassment cases.

Types of Hi-Profile Harassment Cases  

Harassed by Boss or Supervisor

Instances of employees being harassed by their superiors, including bosses and supervisors, are unfortunately not uncommon in the workplace. Phillips & Associates has extensive experience in representing individuals who have faced harassment from their superiors, ensuring that their rights are protected and seeking appropriate legal remedies.

Relationships at Work and Quid Pro Quo

The dynamics of relationships at work can sometimes lead to situations where individuals feel pressured to engage in unwanted sexual conduct in exchange for job benefits or to avoid negative consequences. This type of quid pro quo harassment is a serious issue, and the firm is adept at handling such cases, providing legal support to victims and advocating for their rights.

Sexual Harassment by Executives and Sexual Favors at Work

Sexual harassment by executives and instances where individuals are subjected to requests for sexual favors at work are sensitive and complex matters. Phillips & Associates has the expertise to navigate these challenging cases, offering legal guidance and representation to those who have been affected by such misconduct.

Holiday Party Sexual Harassment

Holiday parties are meant to be occasions for celebration, but they can also become settings for inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment. The firm is equipped to address cases of holiday party sexual harassment, ensuring that victims receive the legal support they need to seek justice and hold responsible parties accountable.

Notable Cases and Legal Expertise

Phillips & Associates has been involved in high-profile harassment cases, demonstrating a strong commitment to advocating for victims of workplace discrimination and harassment. The firm's reputation and expertise in handling high-profile harassment cases are well-established.

The firm's attorneys, recognized for their achievements in employment law, have obtained significant settlements and verdicts for victims of discrimination, including those in high-profile cases. With a focus on employment discrimination and sexual harassment, the firm's legal professionals are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to individuals who have experienced harassment in the workplace.

High profile harassment cases can be difficult for plaintiffs’ firms to handle without experience and adequate financial backing. Often these cases are high profile because the defendants are huge corporations or run by celebrities or well-known names. They may take every possible step to avoid paying an employee what he or she is due for discrimination or harassment. They may have control over significant pieces of evidence and use certain tactics in discovery to avoid turning them over.  Accordingly, if you were harassed on the job, you should consult a seasoned New York City harassment attorney accustomed to the particular challenges often posed by high profile cases.

Phillips and Associates is the go-to law firm for high-profile discrimination and harassment cases. We have gone up against many big companies and represented victims of harassment in high-profile suits against their employers. Our firm provides free consultations. This allows us to evaluate cases and take them on a contingency fee basis. In this type of fee structure, you do not have to pay anything unless we settle or win an award for you at trial. No law firm can guarantee an outcome, but we have a track record of successes and a firm grasp on which strategies are likely to be successful, both at mediation and in a courtroom, if the case should be taken to trial. We provide free consultations.

What are the Challenges of High-Profile Harassment Cases?

High profile harassment cases can be more challenging because of the power defendants have in these cases. They may use numerous tactics outside a courtroom, in addition to placing obstacles in a worker’s path within it with regard to motions.

We handle harassment cases arising out of protected characteristics such as sex, race, religion, disability, national origin, color, and more. Our firm carefully evaluates cases during free consultations to figure out what potential claims may be implicated and obtain the pieces of information needed to value prospective clients’ cases.

Workplace Anti-harassment Laws Defined

Harassment is a form of discrimination under several different federal laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). For instance, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits harassment as a form of discrimination when it is committed on the basis of somebody's race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.

In many cases, the state law provides greater protection than does federal law. The New York State Human Rights Law forbids workplace harassment based on various protected characteristics, including some that overlap with federal laws such as Title VII and the ADA.

The New York City Human Rights Law is widely regarded as one of the most liberal in the country. It protects a broad range of characteristics. These characteristics include:

  • Citizenship status
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Sex
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veteran or active military service member
  • Age
  • Pregnancy and lactation accommodations
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Per caregiver status
  • Status as a victim of domestic violence

Harassment Involving Retaliation 

Retaliation is prohibited under the federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. Under the city law, retaliation exists if you were penalized by your employer because you opposed an illegal discriminatory practice, you filed a complaint of discrimination or charge with an agency or your employer, or you participated or testified in a proceeding related to discriminatory conduct as that's defined under the New York City human rights law.

You may be able to win an award for damages even if a court disagrees with you about whether the harassment you faced on the job entitles you to damages. Our lawyers understand how to negotiate effectively in mediations. We have a strong reputation with both our peers and defense counsel. When a case is high-profile, defense attorneys are likely to be more careful about how they handle the claim in mediation when they know a worker is represented by a law firm with a record of successes.

Consult a Litigator for Your Workplace Harassment Lawsuit

Big corporations and celebrities should not be able to abuse their power over employees who have fewer resources. You should not be fearful about being blackballed from an industry or finding another job when you have been discriminated against or harassed on the job. Our firm is dedicated to seeking justice for workers. If you’re concerned about a high-profile harassment case in a New York City workplace, you should call our lawyers. We represent clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Nassau County, or Suffolk County. Complete our online form or call us at (866) 229-9441  for a free consultation.

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