Leeds Brown Law: Protecting You Against Work-Related Sexual Assault
If you’ve been on the receiving end of requests for sex in the workplace, enlist the help of our esteemed employment lawyers. We’re based out of New York and serve the following areas: Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx, Queens, Nassau County, Brooklyn, and Suffolk County.
At Leeds Brown Law, we strive to rid victims of the shame that accompanies sexual advances at work. Above all else, our aim is to seek justice. After all, lewd behavior and crass remarks have no place in professional settings, and those who contribute to this misconduct are sexual harassers. Contact us today to receive your free and confidential case evaluation.
Requests For Sex Are Wholly Unacceptable
While attempting to make an honest living, the last thing employees want is to be degraded or targeted. When colleagues or superiors insinuate that sexual relations should transpire between the victim and themselves, it creates an uncomfortable and hostile atmosphere. Though most common between two people of the opposite sex, it’s never permissible for people of the same sex to make these remarks either, regardless of sexual orientation.
These are all forms of sexual harassment, and they should never be present in the workplace. Unfortunately, these advances are all too common in professional settings. Suggesting that someone owes or is expected to perform sexual duties for someone else is both indecent and immoral. It’s important to note that requests for sex extend beyond verbal demands. Whistling, catcalling, kissing, and groping all suggest that the perpetrator is interested in having sex with an unsuspecting and unwilling victim. In essence, any unwanted physical contact falls under the umbrella of sexual requests.
How The Law Protects You
Both federal and state laws forbid sexual harassment in the workplace. The New York Human Rights Law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are the most well-known. The former states that it’s unlawful to discriminate because of a person’s sex. This includes tampering with compensation, impeding professional advancements, and offering arbitrary privileges based on gender.
How We Can Protect You
If you’ve denied requests for sex and have been unjustly treated for standing your ground, it’s particularly important that you seek legal counsel. Our legal professionals will ensure that this sordid behavior receives more than a mere slap on the wrist. For us to be of optimal assistance, it’s critical that you keep detailed accounts of these instances of misconduct.
In doing so, you gain credibility, and the perpetrator’s integrity wanes. More often than not, no one bears witness to acts of sexual harassment. It’s for this reason why it’s essential to document any occurrences of sexual advances. Texts, emails, and private messages will prove useful, as well. Most notably, be sure to express that these requests were both unwarranted and unwelcome.
Consult Our Legal Professionals
Sexual harassment claims can be tricky, messy, and embarrassing. With our guidance, we seek to breathe convenience into these unpleasant affairs. Our patience, discretion, and understanding guarantee that you receive world-class services with excellent customer service to boot. Given our years of experience, we know what it takes to spearhead a successful sexual harassment case.
If you’re reluctant to employ our services, allow us to offer some peace of mind. Our services are confidential and trusted, allowing our clients to reap the benefits of our considerate approach. Sexual assault victims shouldn’t have to brave their struggles alone, and our firm is dedicated to providing unprecedented levels of support. Give us a call today to speak with one of our representatives.