New York Sexual Harassment Attorney
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is more than 40 years old, some employers and fellow employees continue to discriminate against, and harass, other workers in violation of the law. Sexual harassment is considered to fall within the definition of discrimination on the basis of sex.
Specifically, sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that make for a hostile work environment. Perpetrators and victims of sexual harassment may be men or women. They do not have to be of opposite sexes. The harasser may be a boss, supervisor, coworker or non-employee present at the workplace.
You may have experienced depression, stigmatization or blatant discrimination as a result of the sexual harassment you have been subjected to on the job. You may have tried to report the sexual harassment to no avail. You may have lost your job in apparent retaliatory discharge after you filed a formal complaint about the sexual harassment.
Whatever your circumstances, your dignity as a human being and as a worker matters. If you have a legal case, and if you decide to take legal action against your employer or other responsible party, you will not only be taking a stand in your own defense. You may also help prevent future employees from suffering the same wrongdoing that comes with sexual harassment.
Talk over your situation with an experienced employment lawyer at Foulke Law Firm. Learn what constitutes a case, and how to pursue legal remedies including reimbursement of back pay, reinstatement and a commitment from your employer to take action to stop allowing a hostile work environment. Call or e-mail the Foulke Law Firm to schedule a consultation regarding suspected sexual harassment on the job in New York.