The Fashion Industry

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE MODELING & FASHION INDUSTRY (NEW YORK)

The New York sexual harassment lawyers of Phillips & Associates are dedicated to assisting victims of sexual harassment in the modeling & fashion industry. Our discrimination attorneys handle sexual harassment claims in New York and the Tri State area. Call today and speak to a sexual harassment lawyer at (212) 248-7431.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS PREVALENT

New York is an international fashion capitol. This billion-dollar industry is based on selling consumers a fantasy using beautiful young models. Their one-of-a-kind looks and impossible measurements earn designers, photographers, and “it-status” models top dollar. Unfortunately, the lights and glamour are a thin veneer covering a much darker side of the industry. According to many fashion insiders, young models are often the victims of severe sexual harassment. This form of gender discrimination is just as prevalent in this job as in any other.

DON’T BE A VICTIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Models are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment for a number of reasons. First, they start young, between 12-14 years of age. Many come from foreign countries or out-of-state and do not have anyone accompanying them on shoots. Sexual harassment can be in the form of a sexual comments, unlawful touching or request for sexual favors. At such a tender age, without guidance, most girls do not know how to refuse. Many times, these girls face a language barrier, culture shock, and the stress of having to send money back home. A person may offer a model “stardom” in return for sex. Some models think this is “what it takes” to get a big break. To be clear workplace sexual harassment is illegal.

MEN ARE ALSO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Many male models are often victims of sexual harassment. A request for sexual favors in exchange for job promotions, benefits, or career advancement is illegal. Sexual harassment can also be found in the form of sexual jokes, sexual photos, sexual text messages and/or unlawful touching.

SAME SEX SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS ILLEGAL

While most forms of sexual discrimination are associated with heterosexual relationships, a sharp increase in the number of same-sex harassment complaints is beginning to raise public consciousness of this issue. Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex. An individual therefore has the right to bring a claim for workplace harassment when the perpetrator and victim are of the same sex.

CALL OUR SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEYS

Our New York sexual harassment lawyers have extensive experience handling sexual harassment cases. We offer quality representation to clients throughout New York. Our consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover compensation for you. Call one of our discrimination lawyers today at (212) 248-7431.

LAWS PROTECT MODELS FROM SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

In New York, city, state, and federal laws protect victims of sexual harassment. Gender discrimination in all its forms, including sexual harassment, is strictly prohibited by Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual advances, sexual coercion, and any other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct are a forms of sexual harassment covered under this law. Tolerating sexual harassment cannot be made a “condition of employment” or form the basis of employment decisions. Title VII likewise prohibits retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment or otherwise reporting discriminatory practices at work.

NEW YORK SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS

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 likewise bars sexual harassment in the workplace. State and city laws mirror Title VII by prohibiting both “quid pro quo” and “hostile environment” forms of sexual harassment. They also cover smaller employers who may not be subject to Title VII. The Equal Employment Practices Commission and Division of Human Rights monitor the city’s compliance with these regulations. Whether you are filing a complaint with the Division or the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, an experienced New York sexual harassment attorney can explain how these federal and state laws apply to your case and help present your claim in the most favorable light. Our employment attorneys handle claims involving sexual harassment in the modeling & fashion industry in the New York City area. Call one of our discrimination attorneys today at (212) 248-7431.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

If you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment in the fashion industry, consult the skilled New York sexual harassment lawyers of Phillips & Associates today. Our firm has successfully handled various types of employment discrimination claims and is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Speak with our New York sexual harassment attorneys today. We do not charge attorney’s fees unless you get paid. Call (212) 248-7431 for a free consultation or Contact Us online.

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