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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in New York City is a form of sex discrimination that violates federal employment discrimination law, specifically Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We represent our clients facing unwanted workplace sexual harassment in New York City and can help ensure that their rights are protected.

What is sexual harassment in New York?

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute New York sexual harassment when:

Sexual harassment in New York can occur under a variety of circumstances, including the following:

What should you do?

The victim of NYC sexual harassment in the workplace should directly inform the harasser that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop. If this is unsuccessful, the individual should use any employer complaint mechanism or grievance system available.

The courts look at the whole record: the circumstances, such as the nature of the sexual advances, and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred. A determination on the allegations is made from the facts on a case-by-case basis.

Prevention is the best tool to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers are encouraged to take steps necessary to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. They should clearly communicate to employees that sex harassment in NYC will not be tolerated. They can do so by establishing an effective complaint or grievance process and taking immediate and appropriate action when an employee complains.

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