Workplace Discrimination

Most Common Types of Sexual Harassment

At its root, sexual harassment is not about sex. It is about power.

If you've been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, call Filippatos PLLC for assistance now.

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Because sexual harassment is about power, the harasser will act out to feel superior. The harasser exerts power and control over a subordinate, replacing professional currency with sexualized conduct.

What Are Signs of Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace typically starts with innuendo or suggestions and elusions of a sexual nature. Most would call this “flirtatious behavior.” All too often these actions quickly escalates to much more coercive behavior.

It is critical to know, however, that both stages of this sexualized behavior are unlawful.

What Are Examples of Sexual Harassment?

There are many acts that can constitute as sexual harassment in the workplace, including:

  • Lewd comments, such as “jokes” that reference sexual acts or sexual orientation
  • Forced sexual contact
  • Sexual subjugation
  • Assault
  • Rape

Call a New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful and unacceptable because it can often lead to dangerous situations. All people have the right to a working environment that is safe and free of harassment.

Filippatos PLLC has been fighting for justice for sexual harassment victims for years. We will listen to your story, and we can work with you as you recover from your experience.

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace and would like to speak to an experienced sexual harassment attorney in New York City, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

We are committed to finding a compassionate, innovative, and successful solution that is right for you.