Employment Attorneys Stand Up Against Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a specific type of discrimination. You are protected by law against physical, verbal and emotional harassment of a sexual nature regardless of your gender or the gender of your harasser. Our employment lawyers are experienced in handling a wide variety of cases involving harassment in the workplace. We have worked on both sides of this type of situation, and we are equally adept at defending you against false accusations or pursuing the responsible party if you are a victim of sexual harassment.
Gary S. Graifman along with his team of employment attorneys and support staff will thoroughly investigate accusations of sexual harassment. We get to the facts of a case and use those facts to negotiate and litigate with equal proficiency in both state and federal courts. We offer total commitment to your goals from start to finish of your legal matter and are available to our clients when questions or concerns arise.
What are the Types of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
There are two types of sexual harassment: hostile work environment and quid pro quo.
What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment?
A hostile work environment includes:
- Negative, threatening, gender-based remarks directed at you or overheard by you
- Jokes, false stories or other sexually suggestive comments
- Unwanted verbal pressure to be seen socially, outside the workplace
- Inappropriate touching
- Sexually suggestive visual displays in the workplace — posters, pictures, magazines, computer screen savers
- Sexually suggestive inter-office correspondence or e-mails
- Failure of your employer to take your reports of sexual harassment seriously
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has hostile work environment laws that are meant to protect you.
What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?
Quid pro quo sexual harassment is a threat of dismissal or demotion for failure to submit to a sexual demand. Unlike hostile work environment harassment, quid pro quo sexual harassment need only happen once to be legally actionable.
If you dread going to your office, warehouse or factory each day, or if you are an employer facing allegations of harassment, you should contact our employment law attorneys immediately.
What Do I Do About Sexual Harassment?
The EEOC’s sexual harassment laws can protect you. If sexual harassment has become an intolerable issue for you in the workplace, or is simply one part of a greater hostile work environment, our employment law attorneys can help. You can benefit from our solid guidance and client focus, starting today, by calling toll free: (800) 711-5258 or filling out our online contact form. We have offices in Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County, NY.