Long Island Sexual Harassment
Phillips & Associates is a prominent Long Island sexual harassment law firm dedicated to the representation of employees in Long Island, and throughout all of New York. We are renowned for tirelessly defending victims of workplace discrimination. Traits such as race, national origin, gender, religion, and disability are inherent human characteristics that typically lead to unfair and unlawful workplace treatment. Sexual harassment is a frequent type of discrimination based upon an employee’s gender. Phillips & Associates employment discrimination lawyers represent victims of sexual harassment in Long Island and statewide. Call us today to discuss your case with an experienced sexual harassment attorney at (212) 248-7431.
THERE ARE MANY FORMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Many might be surprised to hear that there is an epidemic of sexual harassment in the workplace. The unequal treatment of workers, particularly women, frequently results from incorrect perceptions about gender-roles. Even though women are just as productive as men in the labor force, common misconceptions that women are inferior still persist. Hiring personnel may have gestured that women should have to put up with “extra” burdens, completely unrelated to the duties of employment, in order to get the job or to obtain a raise or promotion. This might involve internalizing inappropriate comments or emails, dressing in a revealing way, or tolerating inappropriate text messages. These are just some of the types of sexual harassment practices that exist within the employment realm, and are entirely inappropriate. Sexual Harassment can happen in the workplace or at an office or holiday party.
Sexual harassment in New York is prohibited by law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act expressly prohibits harassment or discrimination due to one’s sex. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 also prohibits on-the-job discrimination based on an individual’s sex. Additionally, there are also various state-specific prohibitions, such as New York State’s Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Phillips & Associates discrimination attorneys represent employees throughout Long Island and the State of New York. Our initial consultation is free, and there is no fee unless we recover. Call and speak with our sexual harassment attorneys at (212) 248-7431.IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT
If you are the victim of sexual discrimination, it is not something that is easy to deal with. Though often women, all victims may have been urged to believe that they “brought this upon themselves” as a result of their behavior or attire. Society often pressures people to ignore their instincts and second-guess themselves even when they knows otherwise. Although an employee may keep written records of what she believes to have been sexual discrimination, it is typically not easy for her to come forward and disclose her experience or report it to her superiors due to the fear of being terminated or retaliated against. However, there are critical six-month time limits for the filing of a complaint with the EEOC. Therefore, sexual discrimination victims need to act quickly by contacting a trustworthy professional who can assist them throughout the daunting legal process. Phillips & Associates employment discrimination attorneys are experienced in handling sexual harassment throughout Long Island and the greater State of New York. Call today and speak to a sexual harassment lawyer at (212) 248-7431.GET HELP IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIM
If you feel you are being harassed, it is important to start keeping track of each occurrence in a journal or diary every time there has been an uninvited sexual advance or behavior that you feel is improper. Detailed writings and witness testimony are critical to prove your sexual harassment case. Make sure to make your concerns known to superiors and management. Also, bear in mind that breach of confidentiality about your complaints or retaliation is unlawful. Consider filing a complaint with the EEOC to seek further redress. Also, contact one of our Long Island sexual harassment attorneys with years of experience defending employees in workplace discrimination claims. Our firm has helped victims regain the dignity and compensation they lost as a result of sexual harassment in Long Island and throughout New York state.
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