Suffolk County Sexual Harassment Lawyers
New York Sexual Harassment Attorneys Representing Employees in Suffolk County
Nobody should have to experience sexual harassment in the workplace or retaliation for reporting sexual harassment on the job. At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we regularly represent employees in sexual harassment lawsuits. The dedicated Suffolk County sexual harassment lawyers at our firm are committed to helping employees seek appropriate remedies when they have been subjected to sexual harassment at work or when they have been demoted, terminated, or subject to other retaliatory actions after reporting sexual harassment or participating in a sexual harassment investigation.
What is Sexual Harassment in Suffolk County?
Sexual harassment is unlawful as a form of sex discrimination under both state and federal law. The New York State Human Rights Law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment. The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) explains that sexual harassment can include “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” At the same time, it is critical to understand that sexual harassment does not necessarily have to be of a sexual nature. To be sure, the EEOC explains that unlawful sexual harassment “can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex,” such as “offensive comments about women in general.”
You should know that, although an employer can be liable for sexual harassment by a supervisor or coworker, many different parties can behave in a way that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment, such as:
- Manager or supervisor;
- Customer; or
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