According to a recent complaint filed by female employees at a New York Athletic Club. Female employees’ complaints about being sexually harassed would routinely be declared “unfounded” after daylong “investigations.” The club turned a blind eye to managers’ drinking and partying during and after events, the employees alleged. The complaint states that the New York Athletic Club managers created a hostile work environment by frequently requiring that female employees engage in sexual acts as a condition of receiving work. The club had unsuccessfully sought a confidentiality order to keep their testimony and other information out of the public domain. Full article.

Women have historically been subjected to legal discrimination based on their gender. With the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.A. § 2000e et seq.), women are able to use the law to fight sex discrimination in employment, education, domestic relations. An employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of sex, can be illegal if it has a negative impact on the employment of people of a certain sex and is not job-related or necessary to the operation of the business.

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 Leeds Brown Law at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation or visit lmblaw.com.