Sexual Harassment Attorneys in New York
Sexual Harassment is a form of discrimination that commonly takes place in a profession working environment. Victims of sexual harassment can be either women or men. Any unwelcome sexual advances or sexual favors constitute sexual harassment when rejection.
If this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with performance, creates an intimidating or hostile work environment, it is considered harassment.
Work Environment Harassment
Quid pro quo is a form of harassment in which (typically) a supervisor or authority figure promises job benefits for sexual favors. Rejection of this behavior often results negatively such as pay decreases, difficult shift assignments, demotion or loss of employment all together.
Hostile environment harassment occurs from unwanted conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or abusive working environment. The unwanted conduct does not have to be physical. It can also be verbal or non-verbal, such as making inappropriate remarks about clothing or displaying sexually inappropriate material.
This conduct may be severe enough to interfere with the employee’s performance or it can simply create an offensive and uncomfortable work environment. In a hostile work environment there is no precise force, or direct intimidation factor such as in quid-pro-quo harassment.
Need Help With Your Sexual Harassment Claims?
The attorneys at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, L.L.P. have expertise in representing sexual harassment victims or the accused. We offer a consultation to review your case and determine the best defense. Contact us today to help your employees and company alike.