What Counts as Sexual Harassment in New York?

  • Your workplace should be a safe place for you to do your job without worrying about the actions of your fellow employees. Unfortunately, you might have been sexually harassed by a coworker, making you feel uncomfortable and unsafe. In such a case, you need to know your rights and know that you have the chance to fight back against unwelcome comments or other advances.

    But you’ll also need to know if your case is considered sexual harassment in New York. Below is a discussion of some of the major types of sexual harassment you might have experienced.  


    Inappropriate Verbal Actions

    Sexual harassment doesn’t have to be physical. In some cases, your harasser may not have touched you but instead made you feel nervous or uncomfortable because of things he or she said. When these verbal affronts are consistent, you should seek help stopping this sexual harassment.

    This type of sexual harassment is usually through unwanted comments on your looks, clothing, weight, or other parts of your anatomy or appearance.

    If you’ve experienced any non-physical actions that seemed like sexual harassment, you need to act now to stop them and make your workplace and life comfortable again.


    Inappropriate Touching

    For some people, it doesn’t stop at verbal harassment. Instead, the harasser may escalate the situation to touching you inappropriately. Whether that’s an unwanted hug or inappropriate touching of a more explicit nature, you shouldn’t have to endure this type of treatment.

    Even if the harasser has only ever touched you once, you’ll need to act now to protect your safety and avoid further harassment and pain from this person. You deserve the safety of knowing that your harasser can’t harm you, whether you’re at work or elsewhere.

    If you’re experiencing any problems involving inappropriate contact, you may need to take legal action to protect yourself from your harasser. An attorney can help you make decisions about your case and your pursuit of fair compensation for what you’ve been through.  


    Get Help Fighting Sexual Harassment

    If you believe you’ve suffered from sexual harassment, don’t hesitate to act. The attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you fight back against the harasser. We understand how upsetting and demeaning sexual harassment can be, and we’re prepared to fight back when you’re struggling with your case.

    Not sure if your case counts as sexual harassment in New York? Contact us for a free consultation, where we’ll discuss whether your claim counts and what your next steps should be. To get started, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or visit us at our website.