Sexual Harassment/discrimination is among the most prevalent problems faced by individuals in our society—and it’s not just women. Many men are also victims. The “me too” movement is gender neutral and remains an issue in every type of workplace. Sexual Harassment/discrimination can take many forms and at times can be subtle and hard to detect; and that is specifically why sexual harassment can be so stressful to deal with.
Sexual Harassment/discrimination affects every demographic and every community—including heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.
Sexual harassment can fall under one of the two categories: (1) Quid pro quo harassment and (2) Hostile work environment.
Quid pro quo harassment is explicit and easier to identify. Quid pro quo harassment is where a superior or someone in higher power offers a promotion or other work considerations in exchange for sexual favors.
Whereas, a hostile work environment may be implicit and has to with the entire organizational culture. A hostile work environment is created when the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile or abusive.
At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., we fight to hold sexual predators responsible if they overstep their boundaries of their authority by physically or emotionally abusing individuals at a workplace, or otherwise. Our attorneys are well-versed in New York employment and labor laws as well as federal gender discrimination laws under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. We are prepared to handle cases involving:
- Quid pro quo harassment at a workplace
- Hostile work environment
- Sexual Harassment incidents outside the workplace
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Advances/ Comments
- Sexual Coercion
- Sexual Intimidation
- Unlawful touching
- Sexual discrimination
Contact our firm today. Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C. understands that lewd behavior, unwanted sexual advances and discrimination are unacceptable.