Mitchell Pollack & Associates PLLC
Your Solution Starts With A Phone Call

Two hospital staffers charge boss with sexual harassment

In most professions, friendly office banter is usually a welcome way to reduce stress. However, lines can be blurred when banter borders on sexually suggestive comments and then quickly turns into sexual harassment if pornography and lewd comments enter the picture. Although this may seem extreme, in the case of two hospital staffers in New York, it was what they experienced from their boss.

Recently, two female staffers filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in a Manhattan Federal Court after their boss. The two women worked in a New York City emergency room where they say their boss made continuous sexual innuendos which made their employment at the hospital miserable. The staffers' plight began in 2012 when they stated that their male boss showed them pornographic pictures on the computer of another supervisor. The women filed a complaint and the supervisor was fired. However, the issue did not stop there. Once the supervisor was fired, the boss who showed them the images allegedly started to harass the women.

The filing states that he supposedly sent one of the women a sexually suggestive message and made lewd comments when the staffer informed him that she was not feeling well. Both women also stated they were subjected to retaliation by receiving unreasonable work duties and unfair performance reviews and were also being denied extra work hours. One of the staffers was eventually fired, while the other remained working at the hospital by moving to another department. The staffers are seeking financial and emotional damages for their work experiences.

New Yorkers in similar situations should not hesitate to file a sexual harassment complaint. More than that, they should inform an employment law specialist if they are experiencing unlawful retaliation in the form of a demotion, are given worse work hours or are subjected to any form of retaliatory acts. Such actions from an employer or superior are considered a violation of labor rights and can strengthen their case.

Source: New York Daily News, "Sex harass at Lennox Hill ER: lawsuit," Stephen Rex Brown, Nov. 9, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Ready To Resolve Your Legal Issues

You have a business to run. The team at Mitchell Pollack & Associates is ready to tackle your legal needs so you can focus on your responsibilities. Call 866-400-7388 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Tarrytown Office
150 White Plains Road
Suite 310
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Toll Free: 866-400-7388
Phone: 914-610-3418
Fax: 914-332-9191
Map & Directions

Mahwah Office
220 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Toll Free: 866-400-7388
Phone: 914-610-3418
Fax: 201-529-4400
Map & Directions