When selecting a place to work, perhaps one of the first things New York residents consider is the environment-how are the people one is working with and what is the atmosphere like? So when they go to their respective jobs in the morning, they expect to get some work done, spend some time mingling with their coworkers and, if they are lucky, get off work early to spend some time with loved ones. What they don't expect is to be harassed in the workplace-comments, sneers, looks or even conduct that is offensive to them and does not stop even when complained about.
Unfortunately, many people still do take sexual harassment in the workplace seriously, but the truth of the matter is that no one should have to put up with a hostile or uncomfortable work environment. As discussed in the last few posts on the New York City Business and Commercial Law Blog, there are options available to those who have faced harassment in their office.
Lawyers at our firm are skilled in representing employees in a number of legal issues, including sexual harassment. Though the firm is small, the attorneys are skilled and sophisticated and we work closely with clients to ensure they are giving their input into the case and they understand where their action is headed. Communication is key, and we strive to keep our clients updated on not only the progress of their case but also about the possible outcomes.
Employment litigation is not easy and employees often fear jeopardizing their careers by bringing actions against their employers or coworkers, but we help clients through the process and protect their rights when they may not even be aware of what their rights are. For more on employment litigation, visit our page.