Binghamton Sexual Harassment Attorney

Not only does every employee in the state of New York have a right to fair pay for fair work, but they also have a right to feel safe and at ease in their work environment. That’s why sexual harassment is among the most egregious violations of federal and state employment law. Feeling pursued, objectified, or belittled because of inappropriate and unwelcome behavior by a boss or coworker makes your workplace uncomfortable and in some cases, intolerable. This can have a negative impact on your finances, career advancement, and emotional well-being.

If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment at work, you are protected by the New York State Human Rights Laws and the Federal Fair Employment Act. You have the right to have your voice heard and to gain compensation for monetary and emotional damages caused by a work environment that allowed or fostered sexual harassment. The experienced and highly proficient team of employment lawyers at Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, in Binghamton is ready to represent you in your legal claim of sexual harassment.

Understanding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment doesn’t always include unwanted physical advances. While some workplace labor law violations may be complex or unclear, all victims of sexual harassment understand when they’ve become a target for this unethical and unlawful treatment. If you’ve experienced any of the following forms of sexual harassment you may be entitled to compensation and damages from your employer:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances, either physical or verbal
  • Sexually suggestive emails, messages, texts, or notes by a coworker, manager, or employer
  • Sexually explicit or suggestive jokes
  • Sexual imagery in the office including racy posters, calendars, or centerfolds
  • Inappropriate comments about physical appearance
  • Unwanted questions about sexuality, sexual orientation, sex life, or sexual history

Sexual harassment doesn’t have to be ongoing for months or even days at a time for you to have a solid claim against an employer. Even one instance of the above actions constitutes sexual harassment. No one should have to feel unsafe or pursued in the workplace, nor should they have to fear retaliation or negative implications for their career if they turn down an unwanted sexual advance in the workplace.

The skilled attorneys at Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, feel passionate about keeping the workplace environment free from sexual harassment. We are ready to aggressively defend you in court if you faced sexual harassment at work and the supervisors, managers, boss, or owner of the business failed to handle the situation and ensure a safe working environment.

Why Choose Binghamton’s Law Firm of Gattuso & Ciotoli?

The compassionate lawyers at our firm provide individualized attention and diligent legal representation on behalf of sexual harassment victims in the workplace. We can help you file your claim and seek justice through a settlement or verdict in court.

Harassment in the workplace has a negative impact on your career goals and financial situation and causes emotional distress. We believe you deserve justice and compensation for any damages suffered as a result of this most unethical violation of workplace standards.

New York has some of the strongest anti-harassment laws in the country, including no statutory limits on punitive damages and up to 3 years to file a claim. Contact our firm today so we can assess your case and begin developing a strategy for fair compensation and justice.