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Sexual harassment is an ongoing problem that plagues hundreds of workers in New York City. As a metropolis for business people around the world, NYC has thousands of workplaces that legally must provide safe work environments. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is an ever-present undercurrent in the workplace, victimizing hundreds of employees who don’t know where to turn. With Joseph & Norinsberg, LLC, you’re not alone in the fight against sexual harassment in the workplace. A specialized New York City sexual harassment lawyer at our firm will listen to your case with attention and fight to obtain justice and compensation.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in NYC?
Sexual harassment doesn’t always look the way you may think it does. While there are certainly instances of inappropriate touching, grabbing, or other unwanted physical encounters in the workplace, many cases of sexual harassment are mental, emotional, and psychological. The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission states that sexual harassment is words or actions that:
• Implicitly or explicitly affect an individual’s employment
• Unreasonably interrupt an individual’s performance at work
• Create an offensive, intimidating, or hostile work environment
Sexual harassment can include unsolicited sexual come-ons, requests for sex, and any verbal or physical conduct that’s sexual in nature. It can range from an offensive sexual joke to unwanted touching and can happen to men and women. Harassers can be anyone in the workplace—coworker, supervisors, bosses, and non-employees.
In New York City, anyone affected by the offensive conduct can be a victim, not just the person at whom the harasser directed his or her actions. A sexually inappropriate joke posted on a bulletin board, for example, can victimize multiple people in a workplace. Any behaviors, language, or physical contact from someone else within the workplace that’s unwelcome and makes you feel intimidated or uncomfortable may be grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Sexual Harassment Law
There are two recognized types of sexual harassment: creating a hostile work environment and quid pro quo. Quid pro quo harassment is typically a single instance and entails someone (usually a supervisor) promising or alluding to a promotion or raise in return for sexual favors. There must be a pattern of harassment for the courts to classify a work environment as hostile.
With over 50 years of collective legal experience, Joseph & Norinsberg, LLC, has handled cases involving:
• Hostile work environments
• Verbal abuse in the workplace
• Manager-employee harassment
• Employee-employee harassment
• Unwelcome touching or grabbing
• Obscene gestures in the workplace
• Same-sex sexual harassment
• Workplace retaliation
Nobody should suffer in silence or feel uncomfortable at work. Many people don’t report sexual harassment for fear of retaliation, but Title VII of the Civil Rights Act makes it illegal to fire, demote, or otherwise punish an employee for filing a charge. You have every right to file a claim against a harasser in the workplace and take your case to trial if necessary.
A Passionate and Prominent New York City Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Sexual harassment in the workplace is an ongoing fight against violence and discrimination. This is an incredibly serious offense—one that deserves the dedicated attention of excellent trial lawyers. Joseph & Norinsberg, LLC has tried more than 100 cases of sexual harassment and isn’t afraid to take a case to court.
Our team of specialized New York City sexual harassment attorneys can leverage evidence to make your claim compelling to a jury and add your case to the list of seven-figure verdicts we’ve won for our clients. Our firm has a passion to fight for each and every person we represent, ensuring true justice for harassment victims. With a success rate exceeding 90%, you can trust us for aggressive, honest, and committed representation. We offer free initial consultations and will make hospital visits in select cases to speak with you in person. Contact us today.
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