Even if there is only one employee, one 1099 employee and that’s you, and you are being sexually harassed, you can fight back. Also under the same new revised law, effective July 2018, mandatory arbitration will no longer be mandatory for sexual harassment claims in New York.
If you are dealing with harassment in the workplace, very important that you complain to your employer. Give them a chance to investigate your allegations of gender discrimination, or harassment based on your race, color, pregnancy, national origin – it doesn’t matter. The point is, that you have to give the employer, the company, the opportunity to fix it.
If you are being sexually harassed and you work for an employer in New York, it doesn’t matter now how small your employer is. Even if there is only one employee, and you’re that employee, and you’re experiencing unwanted sexual attention – any kind of sexualizing conduct, or sexist hostility – you can now hold your employer accountable. And, if you prevail, you are entitled to your attorney fees for holding their feet to the fire.
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. If you are a sex worker in New York City, meaning you are dancing, topless dancing, stripping, any type of labor paid for by management, for your lawful work, it is illegal for that management, your job, your employer, to treat you differently, to subject you to a severely hostile work […]
By Saswat Pattanayak If the Department of Labor (DOL)’s proposed rule comes into effect, whereby tips are shifted from workers to employers, workers may lose $5.8 billion in tips. Women will stand to be the biggest victims of this anti-worker legislation piece that would deprive them of nearly $4.6 billion, considering they comprise 80% of […]