Westchester County Sexual Harassment Lawyers
At Mitchell Pollack & Associates, PLLC, we provide compassionate advice and skillful legal representation to employees who have suffered sexual harassment at the hands of an employer or a fellow employee. With more than 20 years of experience, we know what it takes to stand up against this type of unlawful action. Our Bergen County and Westchester County sexual harassment attorneys are dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of employees throughout the Tri-State area.
Tarrytown, NY, and Mahwah, NJ, Sex Discrimination Attorneys
Sexual harassment includes knowingly unwelcome:
- Requests for sexual favors in exchange for promotion or other benefits (also known as quid pro quo)
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Other conduct that causes an offensive or hostile work environment such as inappropriate comments or touching
Sexual harassment claims are filed in federal court under federal law, enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In New York, the rights are enforced by the State Division of Human Rights; and in New Jersey, the Office of the Attorney General handles all complaints involving hostile work environment or other sexual harassment claims.
Helping You Understand Your Rights and Responsibilities
Since the harasser must know that you do not like his or her behavior and that he or she should be held accountable for their actions, it is important that you tell the harasser to stop. If the behavior does not stop, it is crucial that you seek the assistance of a skilled employment discrimination lawyer as soon as you believe that you have been a victim of this kind of behavior.
Time matters: There is a short window of time in which a sexual harassment claim can be brought.
We will listen carefully to the facts of your case as an important beginning to building your case for damages. We will explain your rights and options to you, so you understand what you are facing and how it will affect you. We will also do a full investigation to gather the necessary evidence, including witnesses to the harassing behavior. Every detail counts when bringing a claim of sexual harassment against your harasser or the company that condoned his or her behavior.
Contact Our Labor and Employment Lawyers
If you think that you are the victim of sexual harassment or discrimination, contact a gender discrimination lawyer at our Tarrytown or Mahwah offices for assistance.