Sexual harassment from a coworker, supervisor, employer, or landlord is illegal. The New York Human Rights Law protects you from any act that is considered sexual harassment and may hold the perpetrator accountable for such actions by imposing civil fines of up to $250,000. In addition, a sexual harassment lawyer from our firm can help you fight for financial compensation from the at-fault party.
With our team by your side, you can hold the perpetrator responsible for the consequences of their actions. If you or someone you love was the victim of sexual harassment, our team could immediately start building your Huntington compensation case after your complimentary consultation.
Sexual Harassment You Can Sue For
The state of New York defines sexual harassment and the penalties it imposes on those who commit it. Per the New York Human Rights Law, all of the following actions are considered sexual harassment:
- Unwanted touching
- Offensive remarks
- Overt gestures
- Inappropriate questioning
- Suggestive images
- Jokes and innuendo
Suggestive remarks about your apparel are also a form of harassment. If you or someone you love was sexually victimized by a coworker, supervisor, landlord, or anyone else, you have the right to hold them accountable for the damages you experience. In addition to freedom from these actions, you are also entitled to freedom from retaliation for:
- Making sexual harassment allegations
- Participating in an investigation into sexual harassment charges
The Long-Term Effects of Sexual Harassment
Being uncomfortable in your home, neighborhood, or place of employment can have many short- and long-term damaging effects. The long-term aftermath of sexual harassment might include:
- Job loss
- Daily distress
- Loss of productivity
- A decline in physical health
- Post-traumatic stress
Whether the harassment you endured happened at work or in your residence, you may be eligible for financial compensation. With our help, you can define the scope of the harassment and the degree to which it has impacted your personal, professional, and social lives.
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Financial Compensation for Sexual Harassment Victims
The trauma of sexual harassment might lead to feelings of fear and intimidation. When we represent you, we will speak up for you and fight for your rights.
When your right to freedom from sexual harassment is taken away from you, we will help you fight back by assigning financial responsibility to the at-fault party. Our team can help you seek the following types of recoverable damages:
- Medical care
- Emotional health care
- Pain and suffering
- Income loss
We believe every victim of harassment we represent deserves to recoup their losses from the at-fault party. Our goal is to help you receive a settlement that fairly compensates you for the abuse and mistreatment you endured.
Recent Awards We Have Secured for Our Clients
Sexual harassment in your workplace should never be tolerated. When you are ready to hold the at-fault party financially liable for their abusive actions, our team is ready to help you fight back.
Previous client awards include:
- $95 million in a single-plaintiff sexual harassment verdict
- $625,000 for sexual harassment of an art gallery employee
- $700,000 for flashing and exposure during a photoshoot
- $1.425 million for CEO-related sexual harassment
- $2.3 million for a restaurant’s attire and promotion of sex appeal
- $2.8 million for sexual harassment-related emotional distress
Assigning a fair value to a sexual harassment lawsuit can be complex. A sexual harassment lawyer from our firm can help you determine the value of your Huntington case and fight hard for your financial recovery.
Act Quickly to Get the Compensation You Deserve
According to the New York Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR), the amount of time you have to file a complaint with them was recently extended from one year to three. While the extension may be helpful, you should still consider reaching out to a member of our team in the immediate aftermath of sexual harassment.
The more time our firm has to investigate your case, the better. We can conduct a comprehensive investigation that includes interviewing coworkers and supervisors. We may also canvas for any available video or audio surveillance before it gets written over.
How We build Sexual Harassment Cases
Building a case file that proves sexual harassment can take time. Our investigative team may strive to identify and interview other victims of harassment by the same at-fault party. We will also need to:
- Conduct discovery and depositions
- Accurately value your lawsuit
- Review and organize evidence
- Submit relevant documentation
Our goal is to uncover as much evidence as possible to prove your allegations and establish the at-fault party’s liability. We want to minimize the long-term consequences of your sexual harassment. We will also make sure your potential lawsuit meets all required filing deadlines.
Evidence that Supports Your Sexual Harassment Case
Our team will listen to your story and ask you for any proof of the harassment you may have preserved. For example, the following items can serve as powerful evidence in your case:
- Written correspondence from the harasser
- Complaints made to your HR department
- Proof of inappropriate notes, texts, or photos
Do not hesitate to share any potential evidence with a member of our team if you believe it can help support your case.
Our Attorneys Can Help You Fight for Compensation
No one has the right to sexually harass you at work, or anywhere else you frequent. If you or someone you love was the victim of this type of harassment, you might be entitled to monetary recovery.
Contact the client intake team at the Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 to learn more about how our Huntington sexual harassment lawyers can help you get the financial compensation you deserve.