Cyber bullying has emerged as another area that many employers need to address in the fight against workplace bullying. Cyber bulling is generally known to be the use of digital media tools such as the Internet and cell phones to deliberately and repeatedly hurt, harass or embarrass someone. In some instances, if an employee uses a company computer to violate the law, an employer could face joint liability in a civil lawsuit. Studies show that women are most often the victims of cyber bullying. Most people do not report cyber bullying for fear an employer will retaliate. Read more here: Full article.
Sexual harassment is the unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include sexual harassment or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. The federal law prohibiting sexual discrimination in the workplace is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to private employers, state and local government employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, and joint employer-union apprenticeship programs with 15 or more employees.
Leeds Brown Law PC dedicates a large portion of its practice to the area of employment discrimination. The firm has represented individuals throughout Long Island and the New York City area in matters of sexual harassment. For more information, contact an attorney at Leeds Brown Law at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation or visit lmblaw.com.