Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces

New York City law protects all people against sexual harassment when using public spaces. This law covers the use of all services provided to the public, but there might be times when your rights are violated in public facilities. This experience often causes emotional distress, but it is important to remember that you have rights under the law. Our firm is committed to protecting the rights of all people to enjoy the benefits of public accommodations without facing sexual harassment.

Everyone has the right to use public accommodations without fear of sexual harassment. If you believe that your rights have been violated, our attorneys can help defend your legal position. You might be entitled to damages from the claim, so it is important to contact our office as soon as possible after the sexual harassment occurs. These laws usually protect women and trans-gendered individuals because they experience sexual harassment with disproportionate frequency; however, they can apply to anyone who is being sexually harassed in public spaces.

Sexual harassment Claims, New York Public Spaces

Everyone has the right to use public accommodations under New York City law. This law affects all businesses, organizations and individuals providing goods or services to the general public. All people have the legal right to use facilities without sexual harassment. Violations of these laws carry penalties, but legal services are necessary for the affected person to effectively deal with the nuances of the legal process. Sexual harassment includes humiliation, inappropriate touching, comments, lewd behavior and sexual jokes that are designed to cause harm.

Examples of public accommodations include the following:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment venues
  • Educational institutions
  • Taxis
  • Restaurants

Although New York law prohibits sexual harassment in public spaces, violations still occur. It is illegal for any person, business or organization to practice sexual harassment in public spaces. Any entity or individual who violates anti-sexual harassment laws can be sued in a court of law. Making a claim of sexual harassment requires a strong team to help you win in court. Our law firm is fully qualified and experienced in handling these claims. You might be able to pursue punitive damages, obtain a restraining order or secure other forms of relief.

Protecting Your Rights

People who experience sexual harassment have a right to sue. A legal consultation is a reliable method for determining the best course of action. Our consultations can help you to understand your specific situation. There are many nuances in cases involving sexual harassment in public spaces. Witness testimonies and other types of evidence can help to strengthen your case. Our legal team has the experience necessary to help you navigate this legal situation effectively.

Examples of Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces

Sexual harassment can manifest unwanted sexual contact, but there are other forms. People who are visibly recognizable as trans-gendered often face employment discrimination and sexual harassment at the same time, for example. Women may experience inappropriate forms of touch by a medical provider in a public facility. These are just a few examples of sexual harassment in public spaces.

New York City Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Experience counts when it comes to leveraging existing laws to prosecute those who violate the city’s anti-sexual harassment laws. These laws are designed to be applied liberally to favor plaintiffs in sexual harassment cases. Public entities are required to make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to all members of the public regardless of age, disability, marital status, race, sex, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and other protected identities. If you believe that your rights have been violated, it is important to contact our law firm right away. We offer a free consultation, so call us today.

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