New York, NY- Sexual harassment affects thousands of workers in New York and creates a toxic environment in the workplace. And, yet, despite its toxicity, far too many workers ignore sexual harassment and allow the abusive behavior to continue in spite of their best interests. Do you know why so many victims of sexual harassment don’t report? They don’t report because they worry they will be punished instead of the harasser, and they have a right to be concerned since that is often the case. That is why our team of sexual harassment attorneys in New York would like
In truth, retaliation can take a multitude of forms. It can be mild such as a snide comment from a coworker or rude stare. But retaliation is not usually as innocuous and can have serious ramifications on a workers well-being and finances. These are three of the more serious ramifications of retaliation in the workplace:
One of the more common forms of retaliation is denying an employee a raise or promotion. There is a real risk that if you report a boss or coworker for sexual harassment, you could be denied a raise. Or, lose a promised promotion because they reported a fellow coworker for harassing behavior.
Another way employers retaliate against sexual harassment victims is to move them to a different department or business location or demote them to a lesser paying job. This may be a solution to the sexual harassment but it leaves the harasser unpunished so they can go on to harass another coworker. Without consequences, a harasser is given the impression that their behavior is okay and an employer can appear to encouraging it by punishing the victim.
The worst way an employer retaliates against a sexual harassment victim is to fire them or insist they resign. When an employee if fired because they aren’t good at their jobs or violated company policy, that’s legitimate. But sometimes, following their sexual harassment complaint, an employee is fired. An employer may take their time finding a reason to fire the reporting employee but it can be closely tied to them reporting sexual harassment.
In many cases, proving retaliation is much easier than the proving sexual harassment. That is because there are personnel records for each employee and sexual harassment is a “he said, she said” situation.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, discrimination or retaliation, USAttorneys can help you locate a sexual harassment attorney in New York to help you recover compensation for your emotional distress and lost wages. Our team of employment lawyers are devoted professionals who will work hard on your case to get you the settlement you deserve. Our knowledgeable and team knows how to build a strong claim and secure a fair settlement. Let us connect you with a sexual harassment lawyer in New York today.