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Queens Sexual Harassment

Queens Sexual Harassment

Phillips & Associates is a well-respected Queens sexual harassment firm committed to defending employees in Queens and other areas of New York. Qualities such as race, national origin, gender, religion, and disability are innate characteristics that cannot form the basis of unequal treatment in the workplace, yet very often do. Sexual harassment is one common form of workplace discrimination based on an employee’s gender. Our discrimination lawyers handle sexual harassment cases in Queens and the New York City area. Our consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover. Call us at (866) 229-9441.

Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment takes on many forms in the workplace. Some are more blatant than others. This includes comments or conduct by your supervisor or a co-worker

Examples of sexual harassment include:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances or inappropriate sexual conduct
  • Uninvited comments about a person’s dress or figure
  • Promising a raise or promotion in exchange for sexual favors
  • Withholding an employment benefit based on the employee’s rejection of sexual advances
  • Threatening to fire or otherwise retaliate against individuals who report sexual harassment
  • Retaliating against an employee who reports or helps authorities investigate allegations of sexual harassment
  • Participating in or condoning the use of sexual innuendos and other inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace
  • Making underhanded remarks about a person’s appearance, body type, or sexual history
  • Implying that a person’s incompetence is linked to his or her sex
  • “Gaslighting” a person by making him or her believe his or her experience with sexual harassment is “imagined” or a result of “paranoia.”
  • Otherwise harassing an employee through verbal or physical conduct, including phone calls, text messages, and emails.

Laws Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Federal, state, and New York City laws protect employees against sexual harassment at work. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibits sexual harassment and other forms of gender discrimination. New York State’s antidiscrimination statute, the New York State Human Rights law, makes it unlawful to refuse to hire, employ, to bar, discharge, or “to discriminate against an individual in compensation, terms of conditions, or privileges of employment” because of the person’s sex. New York City’s Human Rights Law likewise prohibits any form of sexual harassment. The Equal Employment Practices Commission is the agency responsible for monitoring New York’s compliance with equal employment regulations while the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handles sexual harassment claims at the federal level. Our employment attorneys handle sexual harassment in Queens and the New York City area. Call today and speak to a sexual harassment attorney at (866) 229-9441.

Our Attorneys Specialize in Sexual Harassment

Because sexual discrimination is subtle, it often flies under the radar. Whether it is disguised as playful teasing or friendly hazing, harassing conduct can make an already uncomfortable workplace unbearable. Victims are often afraid of speaking out, thinking it is more important to keep a job than to stand up for their rights. Understanding the legal underpinnings of sexual discrimination is also daunting and discourages some people from seeking professional advice. Phillips & Associates is a recognized leader in the field of workplace discrimination. Our compassionate Queens sexual harassment lawyers have years of experience defending employees in sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims. Our Queens sexual harassment attorneys will fight for your rights in the workplace.

Don’t Be a Victim of Sexual Harassment

If you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment, keep a diary of all the times you had to field unwelcome sexual advances or tolerate inappropriate behavior. 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. If you need further legal assistance, contact an experienced Queens sexual harassment attorney for a confidential consultation. At Phillips & Associates, we understand the difficulties of pursuing a sexual harassment claim, but believe employees should never have to tolerate unwelcome sexual advances or similar assaults to their dignity.

Wall Street Location

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:

Discrimination Lawyer Success

  • $1.8 Million Race Discrimination

    Jesse S. Weinstein and Gregory W. Kirschenbaum successfully obtained a $1,800,000 unanimous jury verdict in the Southern District of New York on behalf of Plaintiff, John Pardovani. The verdict consisted of $800,000 in compensatory damages and $1,000,000 in punitive damages.

  • $280 Thousand Race Discrimination

    In a race discrimination case, a federal jury in New York found that use of the N-word in the workplace is never acceptable, even when used between black coworkers.

  • $2.2 Million Race Discrimination & Retaliation

    Greg Kirschenbaum was part of the trial team that won a $2.2 million verdict in a race discrimination and retaliation case in 2015. Rosas v. Balter Sales, et al.

  • $1.4 Million Religious & Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    Bryan Arce was part of the trial team that won a $1.4 million-dollar verdict in a religious and sexual orientation discrimination case brought by a Chef, which was the highest employment law verdict in 2012.