Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment can consist of offensive conduct, comments, images or jokes that are targeted at an individual. To be illegal, under federal and State law, the harassment must be severe and pervasive enough to create a hostile, abusive, or intimidating work environment for the employee. The New York State Human Rights Law protects employees against harassment on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender (which includes sexual harassment), pregnancy, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. In addition, New York City law protects against discrimination because of an individual’s citizenship status, partnership status, or conviction or arrest record. Furthermore, if a manager or supervisor is aware that workplace harassment is happening and fails to do anything about it, the manager may also be held liable even if he or she did not participate in the harassment.


Workplace harassment can negatively affect your work performance, morale, and future opportunities for career advancement. The harassment can be unbearable to the point where you might be thinking about quitting a job you enjoy. If you are being harassed by a coworker or employer in the workplace because of a protected category such as your race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability, you may be entitled to take legal action and obtain compensation. However, it is important not to delay in bringing your claim, because the statute of limitations to bring a workplace harassment claim is brief.

The law firm of Phillips & Associates is recognized as a leader in the field of workplace harassment and workplace discrimination. Our firm is at the forefront of protecting employee rights for clients in New York City as well as the Tri-State area.

Phillips & Associates has successfully represented many victims of workplace harassment in New York City and the Tri-State area. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the field of workplace law and workplace discrimination and are dedicated to making sure that your rights are protected. At Phillips & Associates, our initial consultations are always free. During the consultation, an attorney will be able to answer your questions, advise you of the legal protections available to you and evaluate the strength of your legal claim. We take pride in providing quality legal services and open, honest communication with all our clients.


Let the experienced attorneys at Phillips & Associates review your workplace harassment claim today. When we represent you, we do not charge you any attorney’s fees unless we prevail in your claim through settlement or trial. Find out more about our firm’s latest cases in the news to learn about how our firm can help you in your legal claim.

If you believe you have been the victim of harassment in the workplace, contact the law firm of Phillips & Associates by calling (212) 248-7431 or fill out and submit our online Contact Us form to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced New York workplace harassment attorney. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality legal services and helping you achieve justice and closure.

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