Sexual Harassment is when a person is subjected to comments or conduct of a sexual nature while at work or a place of public accommodation. It can range from sexual comments about a person's body, to continuously asking a person out on a date, to comments about wanting to have sex with the person, all the way up to forced sexual contact or even rape. It is all illegal and you do not have to take it.
Furthermore, the New York City Law is so much more protective of employees with respect to Sexual Harassment. For example comments or conduct that may not be considered Sexual Harassment under the state or Federal law, may be covered by the New York City law. New York City has some of the best employment laws for people subject to employment discrimination based on Sexual Harassment.
Whether it is Man on Woman, Woman on Man, Man on Man, or Woman on Woman, Sexual Harassment is illegal!
Is it likewise illegal to use sex as a form of bribery in the workplace. This is called quid pro quo sexual harassment where an employer somehow links sex to a job benefit such as hiring, firing, demotion, promotion, raises, etc. You do not have to take it!
Any form of comments or conduct of a sexual nature may be actionable. That is why it is important to call and discuss the particulars of your case.
Furthermore, it is illegal to retaliate against someone because they have complained about Sexual Harassment.
Available remedies may include lost wages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorneys fees.
Even a single act or comment can constitute sexual harassment. It is important to speak with an experienced law firm such as the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC. to discuss the details. The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
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