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Sexual Harassment Archives

Holding more than just the harasser responsible for harassment

If you are being sexually harassed at work, it is important to understand that you have legal protections in place to stop this type of misconduct and hold the perpetrator accountable. You should also understand that there may be more people liable for the harassment than the person engaging in it. 

4 reasons why sexual harassment often goes unreported

Employees in New York have rights and protections from being mistreated on the job, and anyone who is subjected to misconduct like sexual harassment is encouraged to report it. Should that fail to remedy the situation, people have the right to take legal action. Unfortunately, this is all easier said than done. 

Sexual harassment, sexism a big problem at tech companies

In recent years, stories regarding harassment, discrimination and intimidation against women in the technology industry have consistently cropped up. In fact, these stories are becoming so common that mistreatment of women has become something of an ugly trend at companies that are otherwise rapidly evolving.

2 types of sexual harassment

When people think about sexual harassment in the workplace, they often imagine a sensationalized scene involving overt sexual commentary and actions. While such a scene does certainly play out in workplaces across New York, many cases of sexual harassment are more subtle and harder to define.

Understanding what state law has to say about sexual harassment

While we would all like to think that the 21st century workplace has evolved to a point where all employees are treated equally and with the necessary degree of professional respect, this is sadly not the case. Indeed, any simple internet news search will provide countless stories outlining shocking allegations of discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment in all manner of workplaces across the nation.

Former Fox News anchor files sexual harassment lawsuit

Gretchen Carlson, a former news anchor at Fox News, has filed a lawsuit indicating that sexual harassment is alive and well in American companies. According to an article in USA Today, Carlson recently filed a complaint alleging that Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, made "inappropriate overtures toward her." She also stated that she "endured sexist behavior" from one of her former co-hosts on a Fox program. Fox has "commenced an internal review" and Ailes has denied the accusations.

Can I be fired after I file a sexual harassment complaint?

Federal law, New York State law, and New York City law prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. Under these laws, you are protected against both quid pro quo and hostile work environment forms of sexual harassment in the workplace. You are also protected from being terminated for complaining of sexual harassment.

Unique workplaces present unique challenges in harassment claims

When people think of workplace sexual harassment, they often imagine scenarios that are carried out in an office environment with people who are in clearly-defined roles with formal job descriptions and an HR department to file reports with. While harassment can and does occur in these environments, it can also happen in other types of workplaces as well.

What should you do if you are being sexually harassed?

Sexual harassment encompasses any unwelcome sexual advances or other conduct in the workplace that creates an offensive, intimidating or hostile work environment. Although sexual harassment most often takes the form of men harassing women, both men and women-whether they are gay or straight-can be victims of it.

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