Sexual Harassment Lawyers in White Plains, NY
Trust Filippatos PLLC When You Need Representation
Sexual harassment lawsuits in the workplace can place everyone in an uncomfortable (and sometimes dangerous) situation. You may be worried about your position and how what has happened to you will affect your family. At Filippatos PLLC, our sexual harassment & assault lawyers work tirelessly to ensure you get the protection you need personally and financially. We aim to hold your company and your harasser(s) accountable for the unlawful actions taken against you, as well as to protect your place within the company should you want to stay there. Our team forcefully leverages our advocacy skills through strategic thinking and tactical expertise to win innovative and compassionate solutions that are both lucrative and vital for our clients. Recently, these cases have been more prevalent in our society, mainly due to the bravery of those coming forward because of the #MeToo movement. In order to do that, though, you need someone in your corner who believes you, and Filippatos PLLC is that team of sexual harassment & assault lawyers ready to take your case and fight for you. Give us a call today to discuss the issues you have faced and allow us to represent you when it comes time to get the justice you deserve.
What is Sexual Harassment?
What constitutes sexual harassment does not have one concrete answer. It is a spectrum and can come in many different forms. A basic definition to get us started describes sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Men and women can be on either end of an accusation as well. In the United States, 81% of women and 43% of men have reported some form of sexual harassment in their workplace. If you have any questions or think you may have been affected by sexual harassment in the workforce, please do not hesitate to call our sexual harassment lawyers to get the representation you need. We are ready to listen and hear about your experience to develop a personalized solution to succeed in obtaining justice. There is no one-size-fits-all to these cases, and we work with you to assist with your very unique situation.
Types of Sexual Harassment in New York City?
In New York, there are two primary forms of sexual harassment recognized: quid pro quo (sex in exchange for benefit or to avoid harm) and hostile work environment. Importantly, sexual harassment or assault can affect current, former, and prospective employees, as well as involve either superiors, co-workers, or customers. For instance, you could be an applicant in the process of joining the company and be subjected to quid pro quo harassment by your prospective boss. Sexual harassment also does not need to include physical interaction. You can be protected when employers, managers, or co-workers use sexual innuendos or vulgar language. Sexually discriminatory remarks, derogatory statements, words, pranks, jokes, signs, physical violence, and intimidation are all examples of what this could look like in your workplace.
Sexual Harassment Laws in New York
Our studious sexual harassment & assault lawyers keep themselves up-to-date on all laws pertaining to these types of cases to deliver expert services in the courtroom. In our consultation, we will go over how the laws in White Plains and beyond can protect you in these heinous cases. No matter the company’s size, you have laws designed to safeguard you from further harassment and embarrassment. The New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws apply to companies with four or more employees, while Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers employers with 15 or more employees. As of 2015, the state and local Human Rights Laws apply to all employers, no matter how many employees they have on their payroll. Indeed, domestic workers such as nannies and maids – as well as other independent contractors — now have protection now under these laws.
What Can a Sexual Harassment Lawyer Do for You?
When you experience sexual harassment or assault in any form, having a trusted and respected team of sexual harassment & assault lawyers is the best step you can make to level the playing field and take action. To protect yourself the dedicated team at Filippatos PLLC will assist with anything we can in order to get you a satisfying and just result. In our history, we have represented thousands of individuals in the workplace and conducted thousands of legal proceedings, including depositions, hearings, arbitrations, and trials. Our sexual harassment & assault attorneys approach each case individually to represent you fully to the best of our abilities. Your unique case deserves the best solution specifically tailored to your needs and objectives, and with our experience in the field, we can help figure out what a successful lawsuit will look like and how we can help you achieve your personal goals.
Contact Filippatos PLLC Today
Filippatos PLLC has helped residents in the White Plains area for more than 30 years and seeks justice for all clients affected by issues in the workplace, including sexual harassment or assault. These cases are never easy, but you can count on us to take them on with laser focus to achieve fairness, dignity, and respect for you. Remember sexual harassment or assault is not really about sex; it’s fundamentally about wrongful power. Give us a call today if you feel affected by any violations in your current position. We are a client-centric and results-driven law firm dedicated to empowering you to obtain the results you want in the courtroom.