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Sexual Harassment & Assault/Battery in the Workplace

New York Employment Attorneys

Sexual harassment is a “hot button” topic of late and has been in the news practically every day. Allegations and/or claims of sexual harassment against high profile entertainment and media public figures such as Charlie Rose, Tom Brokaw, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Matt Lauer have put the issue of sexual harassment front and center in the public discourse. At Goldberg & Fliegel LLP, we have always known that sexual harassment is a major problem in the workplace and we have been successfully representing employees pursuing claims of sexual harassment and assault/battery for almost two decades.

What Is Sexual Harassment?

It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex or gender. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.

Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.

The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co‑worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.

Claims of harassment can arise from:

  • Verbal harassment such as: sexual statements, sexual advances and gestures and being shown sexual materials;
  • Physical harassment including sexual touching;
  • Assault/Battery including sexual assault and rape;
  • A hostile work environment;
  • Quid pro quo harassment - for example, requiring submission to sexual harassment (1) to obtain an employment benefit such as a promotion, advancement or raise; or (2) to avoid adverse employment actions such as termination, transfer, and/or a reduction in compensation or benefits.

Contact Goldberg & Fliegel

Whether you are a current or former employee, if you believe that you are or have been the victim of sexual harassment, please contact us. There are federal, state and local laws prohibiting sexual harassment. We can help you through this awful ordeal by taking action to stop by the harassment and pursue compensation for the damages that you have suffered because of the harassment. You may be entitled to several types of compensation for lost wages (back pay and front pay), lost benefits, lost interest, emotional distress, pain and suffering, physical injury, and punitive damages and other categories of damages.

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