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Workplace Sexual Harassment and Abuse – #MeToo Lawsuit Attorneys

Workplace Sexual HarassmentSexual harassment can be unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors or physical touching of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can take place anywhere – especially in the workplace. If you are subject to any such behavior that unreasonably interferes with your performance at work or results in an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment, then you may be the victim of sexual harassment. The #MeToo movement, a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault, has made it clear that sexual harassment is a pervasive problem and it is happening across all industries and at all levels of employment.

Amid growing awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in work-related settings, the legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is working tirelessly to represent victims of workplace harassment and discrimination. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, call us to help you get the justice you deserve.

Workplace Sexual Harassment Defined

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows:
“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature…when submission to or rejection of 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.”

What You Need to Know About Sexual Harassment

No one expects to become the victim of workplace sexual harassment. However, the unfortunate truth is that it happens, and it can happen to anyone. Below are some important things you should know about sexual harassment:
• Sexual harassment can occur whether the harasser is female or male
• There can be same-sex sexual harassment
• The harasser can be your boss, an agent of your employer, a supervisor in another department, a co-worker, or a non-employee
• You do not have to be the person harassed in order to bring a sexual harassment claim – you can be a victim as a result of becoming affected by the offensive conduct
• Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim
• The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome

Litigating Sexual Harassment Suits

Litigating sexual harassment suits is not limited to direct actions brought by victims against perpetrators and their employers. There has been a dramatic upswing in the number of shareholder derivative lawsuits filed against a company’s board of directors. The suites are based on the director’s failure to act after learning about complaints of sexual harassment made by an employee.

Other types of sexual harassment lawsuits involve shareholders filing securities fraud claims against a company based on allegations that the company made material misstatements or omissions regarding sexual harassment that impacted the price of its stock.

The New York sexual harassment attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are well-suited to represent victims of workplace sexual harassment in direct actions and shareholders in indirect actions, including derivative suits and securities cases given its track record on both sides in employment litigation, derivative actions and securities claims.

Examples of Sexual Harassment at Work

Some examples of may constitute workplace sexual harassment include:

1. If your supervisor/co-worker sends you inappropriate texts or emails.
2. If your supervisor/co-worker offers you money to be his/her boyfriend/girlfriend.
3. If your supervisor/co-worker tells you that you have to have to sex to keep your job.
4. If your supervisor/co-worker asks you to send inappropriate photos.
5. If your supervisor/co-worker shows you inappropriate photos.
6. If your supervisor/co-worker touches you or comes in contact with you in an inappropriate manner.
7. If your supervisor/co-worker shows up at your hotel room to discuss “business” and instead tries to engage in sexual activity with you.
8. If your supervisor/co-worker makes inappropriate sexual comments to you.
9. If you have sex with your supervisor/co-worker.

If You Believe You Have Been Sexually Harassed at Work Call Us Today

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment at work, you deserve justice. You need to hire an experienced NYC workplace sexual harassment attorney to hold the liable parties accountable for their actions. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help you get the justice you deserve.

To schedule your free consultations with our law offices today, please contact our experienced New York sexual harassment and discrimination attorneys at 1-800-529-9997.


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