Is your work environment a place where lewd jokes, bawdy pictures and overt sexual references are the norm? Is it an “old boy’s network” where sexual allusions permeate everything, to the extent that you dread going to work? Have you complained about the constant discussions and innuendos about sex, only to find yourself ostracized or ignored? Have you considered quitting your job, or even voluntary left your job because you couldn’t continue to face the incessant sexual remarks or inferences. You don’t have to simply put up with it – you have rights.
Under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, as well as many state anti-discrimination laws, your employer may be responsible for allowing or condoning a hostile environment based on sex. Our team of aggressive, respected and successful lawyers can help you protect your rights.
At Leeds Brown Law, PC, we have built an unparalleled reputation for our successful representation of victims of employment discrimination, including sexual harassment. Our clients, adversaries and the courts know and respect our dedication to hard work, thorough preparation, and the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. Our employment law team obtained the largest sexual harassment judgment ever awarded in the New York courts, a $15 million verdict to a victim on unwanted sexual advances.
The law has long recognized the potential liability of an employer for sexual harassment when the employer condones, creates or allows a work environment where there are continual discussions of, or references or allusion to sex, sexual acts or topics. An employer can be responsible for the acts of co-employees, supervisors, customers, vendors or others who regularly visit the workplace. Among the activities that have been found by courts to create such a hostile environment are:
Our attorneys provide comprehensive counsel to victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. We’ll gather, evaluate and preserve all evidence to support your claim, and will prepare and file all documents necessary to pursue your case in court. We’ll also be staunch advocates for you in all hearings or proceedings.
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We provide a free initial consultation to anyone who has been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. Call us at 516-873-9550 or 212-661-4370 or toll-free at 1-800-585-4658, or send us an e-mail to schedule an appointment with an experienced and respected New York sexual harassment attorney.