Sexual harassment in its various forms can happen in many different settings, from school to work to rental housing. No matter where it occurs, sexual harassment is against the law in Long Beach and throughout New York State.
You do not have to stay silent if you were the victim of sexual harassment. If you want to fight back and hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions, a sexual harassment lawyer from our team is ready to help. At Morelli Law Firm, we advocate for those who have experienced this abuse to help them receive justice and compensation.
Qualifying for a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
New York State clearly defines what behavior is deemed inappropriate through guidelines from the New York State Office of the Attorney General (AG). Accordingly, you may be a victim of sexual harassment if you were subjected to:
- Sexually explicit comments, jokes, or pranks
- Unwelcome touching, groping, or handling
- Pressure to perform or participate in sexual acts
- Demands for sexual favors or repeated sexual innuendos
- Unwelcome depictions of graphic adult imagery
Whether at your workplace, school, in a leased space, or in a public setting, you are entitled to a safe environment. If sexual harassment makes your environment unsafe, you have options for fighting back.
If you endured one or more of these acts from an employer, coworker, landlord, or anyone else, you may have the basis of a sexual harassment case. By filing a lawsuit, you may be able to collect compensation and help foster needed change.
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Seeking Compensation for Sexual Harassment
The OAG also dictates specific steps you should follow after someone sexually harasses you. These steps include contacting a person or office of authority in the place where you experienced the harassment. That might be your human resources department, a property owner, or the Board of Education.
Because sexual harassment cases involve extensive paperwork, deadlines, and a familiarity with local and federal laws, it can help to have legal support. A sexual harassment lawyer from our team could start investigating your case right away and navigate each part of the process. When we handle your lawsuit, we will clarify your complaint, the relevant laws, and your right to compensation.
How We Help You Fight for Financial Recovery
To build your case and establish your right to compensation, our firm will conduct an independent investigation into your case as part of our services. We will also:
- Identify witnesses or other victims of sexual harassment who support your allegations
- Assign a financial value to your sexual harassment lawsuit
- Identify and ensure compliance with the relevant filing deadline
- Comply with local, state, and federal laws regarding sexual harassment
The sooner we start working on your case, the better, as it will take time to build a strong case file. Members of our team will need to interview coworkers, tenants, or others who may have witnessed the sexually inappropriate actions you experienced, gather the appropriate documents, prepare your paperwork before your right to sue expires.
Damages You Could Recover in Your Case
Our case review team cannot assign an accurate value to your lawsuit until we review your case and thoroughly identify and calculate the damages you have suffered. Our goal is to ensure an accurate value is assigned to your lawsuit so that your damages are not undervalued or underpaid. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could recover compensation for:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Financial Compensation for Our Previous Clients
Our Long Beach sexual harassment lawyers treat each client’s lawsuit as a separate, unique case. While we can use our work on previous cases to inform how we approach your lawsuit, we want to address your specific needs as we fight for a settlement or verdict in your case.
Our team works hard to ensure every injured client receives the financial compensation they deserve. Here are some recent awards we have won for our clients:
- $95 million resolution in a sexual harassment case
- $18 million verdict in a sexual misconduct case
- $4.725 million settlement in a sexual assault case
Do Not Let Too Much Time Pass in Your Sexual Harassment Case
In 2018, the New York statute of limitations in sexual harassment lawsuits increased from one to three years, according to the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Even with the lengthened filing deadline, building a sexual harassment case requires time and care.
When our team handles your case, we will keep the filing deadline in mind. With early involvement, we may have time to locate, identify, and interview witnesses and peers. We may also have time to collect evidence that supports your allegations and your right to compensation.
Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment with Our Team of Attorneys
If you or someone you love was the victim of sexual harassment in a place where you should have been safe, you do not have to stay silent. When you are ready to hold the at-fault party financially responsible for their harassment, our team is here to help. Contact the client intake team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today and receive a complimentary case review.