Staten Island Sexual Harassment

Phillips & Associates is a leading Staten Island sexual harassment firm providing the highest quality legal representation to victims in Staten Island, the New York, and Tri-State area. At Phillips & Associates, we understand that sexual harassment is usually not an isolated event, but rather a pattern of behavior perpetrated by people who poison the workplace with inappropriate sexual conduct. Our employment attorneys handle sexual harassment in Staten Island and the New York City area. Call today and speak to a sexual harassment lawyer at (212) 248-7431.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS A FORM OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Sexual harassment, a form of gender discrimination, describes a wide variety of inappropriate conduct based on a person’s sex. Most often this conduct is perpetrated by a boss or supervisor. Sexual harassment may include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and offensive remarks about a person’s gender. Making employment decisions based on sexual favors is illegal. So is retaliation against individuals who report or cooperate in investigations of sexual harassment. The exchange of sexual favors to get a promotion or avoid being fired is known as “quid pro quo” sexual harassment. Victims who refuse to perform sexual favors to get higher pay or to avoid getting fired have experienced an economic loss because they were denied compensation to which they would have otherwise been entitled had they consented to the harassment. The purpose of bringing a sexual harassment claim is to make the victim “whole,” compensating her for the economic and emotional detriment she experienced as a result of her employer’s illegal conduct. A sexual harassment lawyer can help fight for your rights in the workplace.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT CAN LEAD TO A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

Minor, isolated incidents of inappropriate conduct cannot form the basis of a sexual harassment claim, but a practice or pattern of abuse might. 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. Our discrimination lawyers handle sexual harassment cases in Staten Island and the New York City area. Our consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover. Call us at (212) 248-7431.

LAWS PROTECT EMPLOYEES AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN NEW YORK

In New York, city, state and federal laws protect victims of sexual harassment. Gender discrimination in all its forms, including sexual harassment, is prohibited by Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. State antidiscrimination statutes such as New York’s Human Rights Law, make it unlawful “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 bars sexual harassment in the workplace. The Equal Employment Practices Commission likewise monitors the city’s compliance with equal employment regulations. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the body charged with handling sexual harassment claims at the federal level. Our employment attorneys handle sexual harassment in Staten Island and the New York City area. Call today and speak to one of our sexual harassment attorneys at (212) 248-7431.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE A VICTIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

Sexual harassment can be subtle. Whether it is disguised as playful teasing or friendly hazing, harassing conduct can make an already uncomfortable workplace unbearable. Because sexual harassment claims are usually based on what a person “said” or “did,” it is important to keep a record of inappropriate conduct. A detailed journal, documentary evidence, and credible witness testimony are critical to proving a sexual harassment claim. Our Staten Island sexual harassment attorneys will fight for your rights in the workplace.

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. Take your case to an experienced Staten Island sexual harassment lawyer who can help you recover the dignity and compensation you lost. At Phillips & Associates, our aggressive advocates have extensive experience litigating sexual harassment claims.

LOCATED NEXT TO THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

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
info@tpglaws.com
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