New York City Sexual Harassment Claims Lawyers
Fighting Against Workplace Sexual Harassment In New York
Workplaces have made significant advances in recent years, but sexual harassment continues to be a problem. Fearing retaliation or embarrassment, victims of this unwanted behavior may feel forced to endure it rather than report it. If you are in this situation, you do not have to accept it. A responsive, skillful lawyer can help you understand your rights.
At Khan & Yau, PC, our New York City sexual harassment claims attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of women and men victimized by sexual harassment at work. With more than 20 combined years of experience, our lawyers represent only employees, not employers. We help workers find their voice and use it to combat workplace harassment.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?
Harassment takes many different forms. The employment law practice at Khan & Yau, PC, includes representing clients who have been the target of:
- Inappropriate touching
- Vulgar comments
- Lewd jokes
- Sexually explicit e-mails
- Repeated requests for a physical relationship
- Sexual innuendos
- Sexual assault, battery or rape
- Threatening demotion or termination for failure to engage in a sexual relationship
Types Of Sexual Harassment
Both federal law (Title VII) and New York law protect employees from unwanted sexual advances or behaviors at work. There are two basic forms of harassment that are prohibited by law:
- Quid pro quo harassment: Promising a promotion in exchange for sexual favors
- Hostile work environment: Treating workers unequally based on their gender. This can include making inappropriate comments, making jokes or any of the other behavior listed above.
Our legal team welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about sexual harassment that you have suffered at work. We will give you honest, practical advice aimed at helping you through what we know is a very difficult situation.
Contact Our New York Lawyers To Discuss Hostile Work Environment Issues
To schedule a consultation, contact us via e-mail or call us at 212-401-6298. Appointments are available weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and evenings by request. We maintain an office at 48th and Madison Avenue in New York City, near Grand Central Station. We also have offices in White Plains and Queens.
We speak Mandarin Chinese, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.