Sexual Harassment

Child Victims Act

In January of 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature adopted the Child Victims Act empowering victims of child sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations. The Child Victims Act, or CVA, went into effect on August 14, 2019 opening the door for thousands of victims to bring claims… read more

Jokes can become sexual harassment

Some sexual harassment on the job is fairly clear. If a supervisor makes statements about how one gender cannot do their job properly or if a co-worker makes direct comments about someone else’s body, you know something is off. You know that’s a potentially hostile workplace environment. You don’t have to think about whether or… read more

#Metoo movement spurs NY to strengthen sexual harassment laws

In October, it will be two years since the #Metoo movement swept the country and led to a cultural reckoning. As a result, Harvey Weinstein now is facing charges sexual assault after multiple allegations, Bill O’Reilly lost his TV show after several sexual harassment complaints and Matt Lauer lost his longtime The Today Show job… read more

Does sexual harassment need to be physical?

Nobody deserves to feel uncomfortable at work. But some employees hold the misconception that inappropriate behaviors should be tolerated if they’re not a physical threat. Sexual harassment in the workplace can exist in multiple ways. It’s important to know it when you see it, so we can put a stop to it. What counts as… read more

5 steps for reporting a sexual harassment claim at work

You know your supervisor should not make sexual jokes and comments to you at work, but you aren’t sure what to do about it. Perhaps you are new to your job and you don’t want to rock the boat, or you are afraid your company will fire you. You should ask the person to stop…. read more

NY politicians grapple with sexual assault allegations

Eight former legislative staffers testified before the state Assembly recently, outlining not only the sexual harassment they say they were subjected to, but also how top lawmakers and staff worked to discredit and silence them. Their testimony comes as more leading figures in the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports and business come under scrutiny for… read more

NYC introduces new bills to fight harassment in nightclubs

You and a few girlfriends decide to go out for a night of food, dancing and a few drinks. However, throughout the night, other patrons will not stop sexually harassing you. Many women have experienced sexual harassment in New York City’s bars and nightclubs. You may feel that you are powerless against it, even if… read more

New York City women pay more for transit to avoid harassment

A new study has found troubling evidence that women in New York City pay a premium on public transportation to ensure their safety. The report, conducted by New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation, found some startling discrepancies between how men and women get around the city. The financial impact of sexual harassment Women are… read more

What do you really know about sexual harassment?

If you are like other New York residents, you may have Hollywood’s depiction of sexual harassment in your mind. That image probably involves a male boss making unwanted advances to his female secretary behind the closed door of his office while she attempts to politely decline in order to keep her job. Sure, that happens,… read more

Are you a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace?

New York workers have the right to a workplace that is free from discriminatory and harassing treatment. You do not have to endure unfair, inappropriate or illegal treatment in your workplace, especially sexual harassment. If you are a victim of this type of behavior, you have the right to fight back. There is no place… read more