Protecting Employees Against Same-Sex Sexual Harassment
Most prominently known as employment lawyers, we at Leeds Brown Law are keen champions of gender equality in the workplace. One of the most widespread and detrimental violations of gender equality is sexual harassment. We dedicate our industry expertise to helping employees fight back against work-related sexual misconduct.

One facet of sexual assault that’s both overlooked and scoffed at is same-sex sexual harassment. Though most commonly associated with heterosexual encounters, same-sex sexual harassment is growing increasingly pervasive. In fact, incidents of same-sex sexual assault have increased twofold in the last five years. What employers and employees alike fail to realize is that women can sexually harass other women.

Sexual Harassment Of Women By Women
Sexual aggression knows no gender. Both men and women are capable of making lewd and suggestive remarks in the workplace. Even if these encounters happen between members of the same sex, these behaviors should never be entertained. Much like men, women need to be held accountable for any unlawful conduct they exhibit while on the job. Same-sex sexual harassment is prohibited by state and federal laws. With that said, it’s important to identify these behaviors when they surface. Here are the most recurring instances of women harassing women in the workplace.

  • Groping
  • Aggressive flirting
  • Commenting on personal attire
  • Asking about body measurements
  • Winking
  • Prying into sexual lives
  • Inquiring about sexual preferences
  • Divulging sexual fantasies
  • Suggesting threesomes
  • Provocative touching
  • Alluding to sexual experimentation

Though women are known to forge fast relations between one another, that doesn’t make the above actions tolerable. If you’ve been bombarded with sexual advances by another woman while at work, seeking legal guidance is a must. Contact Leeds Brown Law if you’re looking for experienced attorneys to walk you through the process.

Laws That Protect You: Knowledge Is Power
Gender discrimination is forbidden in professional settings. This also involves individuals of the same sex undermining or sexually manipulating each other. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that sexual harassment is impermissible in the workplace. For clarification purposes, this includes women harassing women, men harassing men, women harassing men, and men harassing women.

The New York Human Rights Law has a no-nonsense policy when it comes to sexual misconduct as well. In essence, both of these legislations require gender equality to be maintained at all costs. Those who violate this ruling are likely to suffer the legal ramifications. At Leeds Brown Law, we’re versed in the legalities of workplace sexual harassment, making us respected and enlightened advisors on these matters.

Seek Counsel From Our Legal Representatives
Our insight is sought-after, valued, and trusted. If you’ve been a victim of same-sex sexual harassment, our professional intervention will help you claim the compensation that you deserve. What’s more, you’ll want a helping hand to assist you along the way. If you’re worried about garnering unwanted exposure, don’t fret. Our case evaluations are confidential, and we never pressure clients to reveal more than they’re comfortable with. Our ability to foster an encouraging environment all while working towards restoring justice is admirable.

Above all else, it can be challenging to tackle this battle alone. We’re both willing and able to help, and we fight employment discrimination with grit and diligence. Serving clients in the Manhatten, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens, and Brooklyn areas, we cater to a vast clientele. Contact us today to discuss your next steps and to receive your free consultation.

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