New York City Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Sexual harassment in the workplace is entirely unacceptable. Unfortunately, many employers and employees feel as though they can get away with this behavior without facing any repercussions. Our job is to prove them wrong. Contact a knowledgeable New York City sexual harassment lawyer from Mirza Law today to learn more about what qualifies for a sexual harassment claim in NYC and how our firm can help you through each phase of the process ahead.
Sexual Harassment Lawyer Serving Clients in New York City
We understand that there is nothing worse than being made uncomfortable or feeling threatened in the workplace, and our firm is here to help all those who’ve been made to feel this way. Both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment, and these victims can turn to a compassionate New York employment lawyer from Mirza Law for the aggressive representation they need.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Defined
The first thing you should understand is that not every rude remark or crude joke will technically qualify as sexual harassment, despite being wrong and inappropriate. To have a valid sexual harassment claim, you must prove that the unwelcome physical or verbal conduct of an employer or co-worker is sexual in nature and that it creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive environment. Additionally, if you can prove that the behavior is persistent, you stand a far greater chance of winning your sexual harassment claim. You should also note that if you feel like you must comply with the unwanted advances to keep your job, or that your future success at the company depends upon your compliance, you’re most likely a victim of sexual harassment.
What to Do if You’re a Victim of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
If you’re a victim of workplace sexual harassment, there are several things you can do to put an end to it. First, your employer is not the harasser, you should speak with him or her and notify them of the issue. That said, if your employer is the one harassing you, you should go to HR. If you do so and harassment continues or you are retaliated against, you should speak with a competent sexual harassment lawyer who can file a sexual harassment claim on your behalf and fight for a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Time Limits on Your Claim
If you were sexually harassed in the workplace, you likely want to take action immediately to put an end to it. That said, you should also note that the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law both give employees who’ve been sexually harassed a timeframe of three years from the date of the harassment to file a harassment claim. Waiting longer than this will generally result in you losing your right to bring a claim.
Contact a Sexual Harassment Lawyer Today
We understand that incidents of sexual harassment are degrading and, in many cases, frightening. That said, the sooner you act and report the incident of harassment, the sooner we can resolve the issue. Contact Mirza Law today so you can tell us about your problem and so we can hold the right parties accountable.