I was Sexually Harassed at an Office Holiday Party. What Should I do?

There is absolutely no justification for sexual harassment. Our sexual harassment attorneys can advocate for you if you experience a problem at work. What exactly are you expected to do if offensive sexual comments are made in your direction? What happens if your manager asks you on a date and becomes mad if you say no? Is your boss receptive to allegations of sexual harassment? What happens if you are threatened with retaliation or branded a “rat”? Should you talk with one of our attorneys?

Everybody knows sexual harassment is wrong, yet it continues to occur. The New York Sexual Harassment Lawyers at Leeds Brown are here for you.

Unfortunately, stories of sexual harassment against women are showing just how frequently it really occurs. Some people erroneously think they’re alone, but every single day people are sexually harassed on the job. You, the victim, aren’t to blame for sexual harassment. The ones to blame are those who committed sexual harassment. But, you will need to take the first step to protect your rights. You have to act to stop the sexual harassment. Our New York sexual harassment lawyers are here to help you.

Consult with Seasoned Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Have you ever suffered sexual harassment in the workplace?
Instead of tackling the problem by yourself, our professional sexual harassment lawyers can counsel you about how to proceed. When you are not sure who to trust, our team of lawyers will be there for you providing you with choices. Sexual harassment is stressful and emotional; a skilled sexual harassment attorney can help you through these challenges. Is your employer or co-worker violating your employment rights? Call us to talk about your legal options.

Many Unanswered Questions – Our Sexual Harassment Lawyers Will Help

Sexual harassment results in emotional pain and raises some important questions too.

Those who endured sexual harassment have many concerns: Is it just me? Precisely what is sexual harassment? What can I do to get the individual to stop harassing me? Should I report this, and if yes, exactly how? Who do I need to talk to in order to file a complaint regarding this? Can I protect myself from more harassment? Can retaliation take place if I try to defend myself?

With decades of experience and know-how, our sexual harassment lawyers can provide you with guidance specific to your case. We can assist you to determine what alternatives you have and what your rights are.

Sexual Harassment Litigation in New York is Complicated

Were you aware that there are multiple laws that make sexual harassment in the workplace illegal? Sexual harassment is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), interpreting sexual harassment to be part of unlawful sexual discrimination. There is also a state law called The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) that does the same. Employees in New York City may also receive protection from New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). Do the federal, state, city or all apply to you? Your situation is likely different from someone else’s. Which laws work best for you? For your situation, can you be sure which law to apply? After we fully grasp your situation, our sexual harassment lawyers can suggest a course of action for your claim.

You cannot always file a lawsuit right away. Sometimes, you must file an administrative claim first. The New York State Division of Human Rights, the NYC Commission on Human Rights or US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may require a filing in connection with your claim. The city, state, and federal agencies look to defend the legal rights of employees. Nonetheless, there are relevant distinctions between the city, state and federal agencies. Because all claims are different, you will need to initiate your claim using the laws and regulations that can provide the best opportunity for favorable results. Choosing the right venue is vital to improving your chance of being successful.

Workplace Sexual Harassment Needs to be Handled Professionally

For people struggling with sexual harassment and discrimination at work, you’ll find advantages to using our sexual harassment lawyers.

With years of experience handling these cases, the first step our lawyers take is to assist you to create a plan. For example, you may have to file a complaint concerning the situation with your company. Your employer may have policies and procedures that will require you to do this in a very specific way. Prior to making a claim for sexual harassment, you may need to follow your company’s policies. We will help ensure that you maintain a proper record of your acts and the response of your employer. Once we assist you to alert your employer, our sexual harassment attorneys representing clients stay actively engaged. Our lawyers are in your corner and, if the case is not proceeding efficiently, can act on your behalf.

If you inform your boss of the harassment, someone should take action to look into it. However, some managers conceal the malfeasance and retaliate against the employee. Were you demoted, fired or transferred after making a report about sexual harassment? Were you forced to resign after you filed a complaint concerning harassment? The most successful lawsuits can involve retaliation by a manager in addition to sexual harassment. Our experienced sexual harassment can help you recognize signs of retaliation, even subtle ones.

Exactly What are Your Remedies After Being Sexually Harassed?

You may be able to recover a variety of outcomes depending upon the laws and regulations applied. With cases of sexual harassment, application of city, state and federal laws provide distinctive remedies and can also affect your capability to win. The laws may provide remedies that include compensation for emotional distress, lawyers’ fees, back pay and punitive damages.

Significant compensation can be obtained by people that have been sexually harassed on the job. Do you have questions? Call our attorneys today.

Call Our Sexual Harassment Lawyers Helping Workers Today

Not surprisingly, it may be particularly painful to deal with sexual harassment. The abuse, regardless of whether it is physical or verbal, can lead to fear, depression and financial problems. Things may end up being worse with the additional stress of trying to keep your career on track. You may be reluctant to speak up for fear of retaliation. How will you safeguard your legal rights? You can’t handle this by yourself. Help is available.

The sexual harassment lawyers at Leeds Brown can address your concerns. Our lawyers are extremely dedicated to their work. To get a free claim review, contact us today. Speak with us to determine if you have a case against your company.


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