In the workplace, there are two common types of sexual harassment. The first is known as quid pro quo harassment. This is a situation that may be a one-time occurrence or involve repeated behavior that requires one person to tolerate some form of sexual harassment in order to get a job, keep a job, get a raise or promotion, or to receive some other benefit. This harassment can come from a prospective employer, a current employer, a manager or supervisor, or a co-worker. The sex and sexual orientation of your harasser does not matter.
The second situation that gives rise to sexual harassment claims is the hostile work environment. Hostile work situations involve repeated behavior that is abusive or offensive, or that interferes or alters the victim’s’ ability to perform their job. Employers that foster or otherwise allow these conditions to continue can be found liable for the conduct of the offending employees.
In either situation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and many state-level anti-discrimination and sexual harassment statutes prohibit sexual harassment provide victims with a means of pursuing and obtaining justice.
At the The Stein Law Group, PLLC, our attorneys have years of experience in sexual harassment cases. We work hard to help clients prove their claims and recover the compensation they deserve and to make sure this behavior doesn’t happen to someone else.
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If you are a victim of sexual harassment, contact The Stein Law Group, PLLC office in New York City today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us toll free at 1(800)516-2812 to make an appointment.