Same Sex Sexual Harassment

Leeds Brown Law: We Fight For Your Rights
Leeds Brown Law is a team of astute employment lawyers who are dedicated to providing quality representation to victims of workplace sexual harassment. We handle a variety of sexual misconduct cases, with same-sex sexual harassment being one field of law that we practice. Though most commonly associated with heterosexual relationships, gender discrimination can take place between two members of the same sex. If you’ve been harassed by a co-worker or superior of the same gender, don’t think twice about employing our services.

Recognizing Same-Sex Sexual Harassment
Simply put, sexual harassment involves any unsolicited comments or behaviors that allude to sex. The most common forms of sexual assault include requests for sex, unwanted sexual advances, sexually suggestive remarks, and lewd gestures. When these actions go unchecked in the workplace, it leads to a hostile environment. As a result, morale diminishes, and employees feel degraded.

Over the past five years, the amount of same-sex sexual harassment cases has increased twofold. As instances of this misconduct continue to surface, the public is becoming more conscious of this issue. This is a rosy prospect for victims of same-sex sexual harassment. More often than not, men are ashamed to come forward with their stories for fear of defiling their masculinity. Women are also reluctant to speak up because of the reverse effect their stories can have on female empowerment.

While these notions aren’t baseless, same-sex sexual harassment should never be tolerated. The more these issues go unresolved, the more validated perpetrators feel. For added perspective, here are some of the most common occurrences of same-sex sexual harassment.

  • Verbal assaults
  • Sexual teasing
  • Whistling and catcalling
  • Unwelcome flirting
  • Sexual storytelling
  • Sexually suggestive comments
  • Crude behavior
  • Invasion of personal space
  • Sexual coercion
  • Sexual joking

You’re Protected Under State And Federal Laws
Individuals have long fought for gender equality in the workplace. These efforts date back to 1964. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it expressly states that gender discrimination is prohibited in the workplace, regardless of sexual orientation. The New York Human Rights Law sings a similar tune. In essence, this ruling maintains that those who uphold sexual misconduct while on the job can have a claim filed against them. Moreover, perpetrators will be tried as harassers and charged accordingly. Our keen insight into these laws ensures that you receive adequate legal representation.

How To Proceed With Your Sexual Assault Claim
If you believe you’ve been a victim of same-sex sexual harassment, it’s imperative that you seek legal counsel. Having a trusted attorney to represent you guarantees that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. Above all else, having a seasoned professional in your corner provides unmatched peace of mind. As a layman, it can be challenging to follow the ins and outs of sexual harassment cases. With that said, it’s critical to enlist the help of an experienced employment lawyer.

It’s not uncommon for our clients to feel tentative about moving forward with a case. We understand how tough these affairs are, and that’s why we honor discretion. When you call for your complimentary case evaluation, we promise confidentiality. We won’t overexpose your case or garner any unwanted attention. Our primary aim is to provide you with the justice and compensation that you deserve. Our firm is backed by decades of success, and we work diligently to maintain high client satisfaction rates. Call us today for your free consultation.

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