You’ve made a written complaint to your company about being sexually harassed, but they won’t do anything. What should you do next? What are your options?
You cannot be fired FOR reporting sexual harassment, as that’s illegal retaliation, because the sexual harassment reporting itself is protected activity under United States and your state’s civil rights laws.
Once you make a sexual harassment claim to your company, they cannot simply ignore it. Find out what steps the company must take after a claim is made.
Are you being sexually harassed at work? We have created a series of educational videos explaining what constitutes illegal workplace sexual harassment, and what you can do if you are being sexually harassed.
In our second video, New York Employment Attorney Jack Tuckner explains how you should report workplace sexual harassment to management.
Gender Expression, Gender Identity Protection Bill that will amend the New York State’s Human Rights Law to protect all binary gender, nonconforming employees, and transgender employees from discriminatory treatment.
Under the new revised statute as of May 9, 2018, even if you’re the only employee, and you are being sexually harassed, being subjected to unwelcome sexual conduct, a sexually hostile work environment, you are in a position now to hold your employer accountable.
Why this is also really big news is that federal law, the federal Arbitration Act, case law interpreting it – permits employers to require employees who are starting a job as a condition of that employment to accept the notion that you give up your right to a jury trial, you give up your right to hold your employer accountable in court in a public forum for free when, if and when, you’re being discriminated against.
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 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.