New York Sexual Harassment Attorney
The Law Office of Joshua P. Frank, PLLC is an employment law firm based on Long Island that handles sexual harassment matters arising from employment in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Westchester County.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that can occur between people of different sexes or the same sex. Whether it is sexual advances, sexual comments or requests, sexual or intimate touching, or some other kind of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful.
Sexual harassment at work persists despite the progress made by the #MeTooMovement; but New York employment lawyers continue to make significant inroads against this pernicious type of discrimination. Even without “hard” evidence, sexual harassment lawyers are able to pursue justice on behalf of victims—whether at trial or by way of financial settlement. Whether your harasser is a supervisor, co-worker, vendor, or client, there are laws to protect you from sexual harassment.
If you have been sexually harassed at work, contact The Law Office of Joshua P. Frank, PLLC to discuss how you can best address the harassment you have experienced. If you work within Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Westchester County, contact my office for a free and confidential consultation.
Examples of Sexual Harassment
Employees can encounter sexual harassment in countless ways. The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples illustrating how sexual harassment may occur in the workplace:
Sexual assault and rape are the most severe forms of sexual harassment.
Unwelcome requests for sexual favors is a type of sexual harassment.
Unwelcome sexual or intimate touching or massaging is sexual harassment.
Brushing against someone in a sexual manner is sexual harassment.
Unwelcome or forced kissing is sexual harassment.
Unwelcome sexual advances is sexual harassment.
Unwelcome propositions for a date is a form of sexual harassment.
Unwelcome sexual comments, innuendos, or jokes is sexual harassment.
Insults or derogatory comments of a sexual nature is sexual harassment.
Unwelcome inquiries regarding one’s sex life is sexual harassment.
Unwelcome compliments of a sexual nature is sexual harassment.
Sexual gestures, simulations, or noises is sexual harassment.
Unwelcome sexual communications (e.g., text messages) is sexual harassment.
Conditioning advancement on sexual favors (such as a promotion or raise) is a form of sexual harassment.
Threats if sexual favors are refused (such as lower pay, title, or status) is a form of sexual harassment.
Legal Services for Victims of Sexual Harassment at Work
If you have been sexually harassed in the workplace, or at a company-sponsored event, The Law Office of Joshua P. Frank, PLLC can provide you with the following legal services:
Reporting Sexual Harassment
Complaining of sexual harassment may seem daunting, but Joshua P. Frank, Esq. will guide you with empathy, reassurance, and strategy in order to lodge the most effective complaint possible.
Filing a Sexual Harassment Complaint in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“E.E.O.C.”), the New York State Division of Human Rights, or in Court
Depending on your specific circumstances at work, Mr. Frank may recommend proceeding with a sexual harassment complaint in the E.E.O.C., the Division of Human Rights, or in Court. Before doing so, we will fully explain the complaint, or lawsuit, process so that you are knowledgeable about the various steps that lie ahead.
A New York Employment Lawyer Dedicated to Combating Sexual Harassment
The Law Office of Joshua P. Frank, PLLC remains dedicated to zealously representing victims of workplace sexual harassment throughout Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, and Westchester County. Contact The Law Office of Joshua P. Frank, PLLC for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal options.