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Whether you are an employee who has been sexually harassed at work or are an employer trying to prevent this discrimination or resolve a discrimination dispute, it can be difficult to understand your rights or obligations when sexual harassment is involved.
Frumkin & Hunter LLP is equipped to guide those who have been harassed through the legal process in order to protect their rights and hold offending parties responsible for their actions. We are also able to help employers address claims of sexual harassment and create sexual harassment policies designed to prevent sexual harassment from occurring in the workplace. In addition, we offer training to assist employees in understanding how to address and handle these situations when they arise.
With more than 30 combined years of legal experience and a dedication to providing our clients with personal attention, we serve as the strong advocate that you need to resolve your sexual harassment matter.
What Our Orange County Workplace Discrimination And Harassment Attorneys Can Do For You
Our decades of experience and commitment to our clients allow us to help employees and employers in all types of sexual harassment situations. This includes:
Employees: Our accessible and responsive attorneys will help you protect your rights and preserve your future career prospects. We recognize that victims of sexual abuse and harassment often suffer from decreased work performance, increased stress levels, decreased self-esteem, depression and damage to their reputation. We work closely to help you obtain the compensation needed to pay for your recovery from these and other conditions that are brought on by sexual harassment.
Employers: Sexual harassment claims can adversely affect companies in many ways. As such, it is important to prevent these claims from arising by having a workplace that is safe and does not tolerate such actions. We can help create anti-harassment policies, complaint and grievance processes, and investigation procedures designed to help you avoid decreased employee productivity, low morale and damage to your company’s reputation. If an employee files a sexual harassment claim, we have the experience and insight needed to effectively defend your company’s interests.
What Does Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Look Like?
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act:
Sexual comments and advances, requests for favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment; unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance; or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Although workplace sexual harassment can take on many forms, there are two types that are especially common. These include:
- Hostile environment harassment, where sexual jokes; obscenities; and the presence of pornography, sexually degrading posters and other offensive items can constitute harassment.
- Quid pro quo harassment, where a harasser requests sexual favors as an exchange for promotions, keeping a job and other employment opportunities or benefits.
Sometimes it is difficult to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace. We can help you assess your situation and determine whether comments, actions or other situations on the job rise to the level of harassment.
Under Title VII, an employer may not retaliate against an employee who complains of sexual harassment. Prohibited actions include giving negative evaluations and transferring, demoting or firing the employee.
Contact Us For A Confidential Assessment Of Your Sexual Harassment Matter
To arrange a consultation with our White Plains sexual harassment claims attorneys, contact us online or by calling 914-468-6096. With offices in White Plains, Goshen and New York City, we are equipped to serve the employment law needs of clients throughout the state of New York.