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Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Rochester

Advocacy You Deserve from an Attorney You Can Trust

Sexual harassment is an unacceptable and distressing form of workplace discrimination that can take many forms, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Appeals for sexual favors
  • Comments related to clothing or appearance that are of a sexual nature
  • Inappropriate and / or offensive jokes or stories
  • Sharing explicit videos or pictures
  • Unwelcome texts, letters, and / or emails of a sexual nature
  • Sexist jokes or actions

There are federal and New York state laws designed to protect you from sexual harassment in the workplace. If your harasser is a supervisor or manager, however, you may be afraid to report the activity because you feel that doing so could mean losing your job. This is not the case. There are laws that protect you from employer retaliation if you file a claim. It is against the law for your employer to fire you, demote you, threaten you, refuse to promote you, or take any other adverse action against you because you filed a complaint regarding sexual harassment or another form of discrimination in the workplace.

Sexual Harassment Claims

Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination, and gender is among the protected characteristics named in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This means that claims that are related to sexual harassment are considered and dealt with by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC classifies claims into two forms of sexual harassment: "quid pro quo" sexual harassment and "hostile work environment" sexual harassment.

Quid pro quo harassment claims involve cases in which an employer uses sexual favors or actions as a basis for hiring, promoting, or otherwise advancing employees. Hostile work environment harassment, the more common category, involves general claims of uncomfortable or unwanted sexual conduct, joking, speech, or activity. Even indirect actions such as sexist jokes or derogatory comments about gender can be a form of harassment. Both men and women can be the victims of sexual harassment.

Exclusively Dedicated to Protecting Employee Rights

If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in your workplace, do not hesitate to retain a employment lawyer who can protect your interests and help you put a stop to a dangerous or uncomfortable situation. You may also be entitled to monetary damages. The award-winning attorney at The Law Office of Kimberly A. Glennon has helped many people resolve complex sexual harassment issues. Call the firm's Rochester office today to set up a case evaluation.

Contact Information
The Law Office of Kimberly A. Glennon - Rochester Employment Law
Located at 160 Linden Oaks Dr. Rochester, NY 14625. View Map
Phone: (585) 250-0126 | Local Phone: (585) 267-7457.
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