SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWYERS
NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEYS
BLG’s employment lawyers represent victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and abuse in their workplace regardless of their sexual identity.
Sexual harassment is can be caused by any act or communication between and employee and an employer or co-worker, which is sexual in nature. Allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace are taken very seriously and include a range of inappropriate and offensive behavior including:
- Unwanted Advances
- Verbal, Non-Verbal, Visual Or Written Harassment
- Sexual Propositioning
- Physical Harassment
- Innuendos Or Comments About Employees Body
- Requests For Sexual Favors
- Sexual Gestures
- Offensive Pictures Depicting Sexual Or Sexually Suggestive Acts
- References To The Employees Sexual Habits Or Preferences
- Discussions Of A Sexual Nature That Make An Individual Uncomfortable
Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature 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.
Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).
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.