Sexual Harassment Lawyers
If you are suffering from sexual harassment in your place of business in New York City, the sexual harassment lawyers of Granovsky & Sundaresh can help.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is an uncomfortable and difficult experience. Many victims of sexual harassment feel embarrassed and hesitate to initiate a claim or pursue a lawsuit. The sexual harassment lawyers of Granovsky & Sundaresh are strongly opposed to harassment or discrimination of any kind, and we are dedicated to protecting your rights when you’re subjected to this illegal, unfair and devastating conduct. You have the right to work in a safe environment and no one should have to tolerate sexual harassment. Our sexual harassment specialists can help.
Sexual Harassment Lawyers in N.Y.
Sexual harassment is considered a form of gender discrimination since the conduct is based on a person’s gender. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is the federal law prohibiting this behavior. In addition, there are state and local laws addressing sexual harassment – the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Both laws are designed to address issues in smaller businesses than those impacted by Title VII. Sexual harassment complaints are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which typically recommends mediation to attempt to resolve the issue. Once you have exhausted the available remedies, the EEOC will issue a “right to sue” which permits the employee to file a lawsuit in federal court.
The sexual harassment includes a wide number of behaviors, including:
- requests for sexual favors
- unsolicited sexual advances
- passing comments
- phone calls and text messages
- email communications
- physical contact
- and more
Types of Sexual Harassment in New York
Parties or individuals committing sexual harassment can include supervisors, co-workers and third party vendors. There are two main types of sexual harassment: hostile work environment and quid pro quo. Hostile work environment occurs when you are subjected to an unpleasant, intimidating or offensive workplace environment due to the improper sexually harassing behavior. Quid pro quo is a Latin phase translated as “this for that” and refers to retaliatory behavior for failure to comply with the unwelcome sexual advances. No matter who is sexually harassing you or in what nature, it is unacceptable.
About Granovsky & Sundaresh, Attorneys at Law
Granovsky & Sundaresh has a team of talented sexual harassment lawyers with over 15 years of experience advocating for workers’ rights. Our attorneys have received valuable training at many of the largest and most highly regarded firms in the nation. This translates to quality legal counsel provided in a more personalized manner associated with a small firm. We will handle your case with discretion and sensitivity and work diligently to obtain justice for you. Our lawyers are prepared and have the experience to represent you with the strongest possible case for your EEOC sexual harassment complaint and with aggressive litigation in court.
Time is of the essence with these types of claims, so call the New York City office of Granovsky & Sundaresh at 646-524-6001 to speak with a NYC employment lawyer today. Schedule an initial consultation to review your situation and learn about the legal options available to you. Stop the harassment now!