Let our NY Harassment Lawyers help you. We receive many calls from potential clients inquiring whether the harassment they are experiencing at work is illegal. Most people assume that the harassment is illegal because it is unfair, degrading and/or abusive. However, NY Harassment Law does not protect employees unless the harassment is severe and pervasive AND is based on a protected characteristic. This means that we need to be able to prove that the harassment you are suffering at work it a result of your race, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or other protected characteristic. If that harassment is not based on one of these protected characteristics, it is not protected by the law. Unfortunately, the law allows an employee to quit if he is unhappy with the work environment, but it does not protect the employee from the abuse unless the employee can meet the requirements for an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim. Our NY Harassment Lawyers can help you analyze your potential claims.
If you have questions regarding whether you are suffering illegal harassment, please contact our NY Employment Lawyers.