The “Me Too” movement has had a significant impact on our society and workforces. It has caused many employers to reassess their organizational culture and approach to handling sexual misconduct complaints against employees and senior executives. The #MeToo movement has spurred more than a dozen states to adopt new laws on harassment and abuse. Ten states have expanded requirements for harassment training and prevention, and four have extended the amount of time employees have to file harassment claims.
We Believe You
Back in October 2017, women took to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment. The #MeToo movement went viral, spurring a national and global discussion on the issue. Many women have since come forward with their experiences of being sexually harassed.
Women around the world are beginning to tell their stories and expose the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in their societies. Sexual harassment affects women’s mental and physical health as well as their social and economic status.
According to recent surveys, 81 percent of women experience some type of sexual harassment in their lifetimes. In many cases, the victim knows the perpetrator. In fact, nearly a third of women report being sexually harassed in the workplace.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, you should immediately contact an experienced “Me Too” lawyer to protect your legal rights.
Legal Remedies for Sexual Assault Survivors
In its most extreme form, sexually inappropriate behavior can include sexual assault. Any inappropriate physical touching may be criminal in nature. Pursuing a criminal case can be intense for many sexual assault survivors. The criminal proceedings are focused on proving guilt, punishing the perpetrator, and preventing him/her from doing more harm to others.
In addition to pursuing criminal remedies, a victim may also pursue civil remedies for this type of behavior. Pursuing a civil case can help you recover financial compensation to handle expenses (whether medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.) and also discover a sense of justice, if not closure. A “Me Too” lawyer can help guide you as to what your legal rights are and what steps you should take to get the compensation that you deserve.
Call a Me Too Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Although no amount of money will undo the harm caused, it can bring a sense of justice and closure for victims. For more information or to consult with an experienced NYC workplace sexual harassment attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-646-798-1535.