Helping Employees Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment
Leeds Brown Law is a reputable law firm helping victims of work-related sexual harassment seek justice. Workplace discrimination runs rampant in the corporate realm, and when employers allow these problems to endure, it creates a hostile work environment.
Though sexual misconduct manifests itself in various forms, sexual coercion is one of the more manipulative and repugnant tactics used by harassers. If you reside in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County, or the Bronx, seek our legal counsel when incidents of workplace sexual harassment arise.
Defining Sexual Coercion
Sexual coercion refers to ill-intentioned maneuvers that are used to strong-arm victims into performing sexual duties. In most cases, superiors use their high-ranking status to get their subordinate employees to engage in sexual activity. Most harassers use this approach to pinpoint meek victims.
These unwelcome advances are aggressive, and they often precipitate emotional trauma. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of employees maintain that they’ve been exposed to this form of sexual misconduct. As this statistic rises, it’s becoming increasingly more important to identify types of sexual coercion. If you’ve witnessed any of the following vulgar behaviors while at work, a claim can be filed against the aggressor.
- Emotional manipulation
- Sexual deception
- Exploiting a friendly relationship
- Leading by fear
- Demeaning jokes
- Repeated insults
- Requests for sex
- Sexual innuendos
- Repeated attempts to make physical contact
- Awkward encounters that reference sex
Given how widespread sexual coercion is, it’s critical to remain vigilant. More often than not, these behaviors are masquerading as seemingly innocuous remarks or encounters. For instance, an authority figure commenting on your attire in an inappropriate setting. While the compliment may have come across as amicable, your superior may be expecting a sexual favor in return for attempting to boost your confidence. These actions are despicable and warrant legal action. Contact us immediately if you’ve been a victim of this type of sexual harassment.
Know Your Rights
Employees are granted protection against harassers under the New York Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These state and federal laws affirm that gender discrimination of any kind is impermissible in the workplace. Sexual harassment violates gender equality, making it a form of gender discrimination. When individuals are found guilty of breaching these legislations, a lawsuit can be filed against them. These rulings serve to safeguard those who have been unjustly treated in professional environments.
Look For Guidance From Experienced Attorneys
If you’re unsure of your next move, allow us to guide you. At Leeds Brown Law, we’re equipped with the experience and insight needed to handle these issues with tact. We address our clients with kind consideration and discretion, ensuring that they never feel bombarded with questions. The process unfolds at a pace you’re comfortable with, and we never pressure you to divulge more information than you’re willing to.
Our ability to furnish clients with a safe and encouraging environment offers peace of mind. Above all else, we understand how difficult it can be to grapple with these issues alone. You shouldn’t have to go through this tough time in a vacuum. It’s for this reason why we serve as your unwavering advocates until justice is restored. Contact us for a free case evaluation if you’ve been subjected to sexual coercion while on the job. We promise to work diligently to provide you with the compensation you’re entitled to.