Employees Have A Right To A Workplace Free Of Sexual Harassment
Workers across New York are legally entitled to a workplace free from sexual harassment. Unfortunately, many business owners, managers and human resources officers fail to follow the law, and employees must deal with sexual harassment. If you are experiencing sexual harassment in your workplace, a skilled employment law attorney can help you protect your rights.
Kevin Luibrand is an experienced employment law attorney who has more than 35 years of experience. He holds employers accountable for their failure to follow both state and federal laws related to sexual harassment. If you are an employee who has experienced sexual harassment in the New York Capital Region, contact our office now at 518-362-5759.
Did You Experience Sexual Harassment?
Many actions committed by managers and employees can qualify as creating a hostile work environment or sexual harassment. While some actions, such as unwanted sexual touching or overtly sexual comments, may seem obvious as sexual harassment, other actions are more understated. Examples of commonly overlooked sexual harassment include sexually tinged jokes, inappropriate emails and sexual materials posted on bulletin boards. Any employee, regardless of their gender, can be the victim of sexual harassment.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 recognizes two types of sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo is a demand for a sexual favor from a person in authority to a subordinate in exchange for a job benefit or to keep their job.
- Hostile work environment is a persistent and unwelcome sexual conduct that creates an abusive or offensive workplace.
Attorney Kevin Luibrand will work closely with you to understand what you experienced at your job and determine if sexual harassment took place. Based on this thorough investigation, he will create a personalized legal strategy for your sexual harassment case. He will guide you through sending your complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the following legal process.
Get A Trusted Attorney On Your Side
Sexual harassment cases can be complex and challenging to prove. Additionally, employers will also have attorneys on their side to protect their rights. Because of these challenges, you should have the same experienced legal help on your side.
The Latham office of the Luibrand Law Firm, PLLC, represents victims of harassment in the Capital Region, including Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga and throughout upstate New York. You can contact our office now by calling us at 518-362-5759. We can also be reached with the contact form.