Watertown Sexual Harassment Attorney

All employees in New York and across the United States have a right to feel safe in the workplace. Federal and state laws combine to offer protection from employment law violations including wage and hour violations, discrimination, and what’s arguably the most egregious violation of all, sexual harassment at work. Whether from a co-worker, manager, supervisor, or the employer themself, inappropriate conduct in the workplace is not only unethical and repugnant, it’s also illegal. Whether it’s unwanted physical contact, unwelcome romantic or sexual advances, or inappropriate comments, sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal.
If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment at work, it’s likely you feel belittled, objectified, and targeted. Even worse, it’s intimidating when your livelihood and career goals depend on your job and you don’t feel safe or comfortable in your workplace.

Experiencing sexual harassment may leave you unsure where to turn. The employment attorneys at Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, are compassionate advocates for victims of sexual harassment in Watertown and all of New York State.

How Can I Know What Qualifies as Sexual Harassment?

Unlike sexual assault, sexual harassment doesn’t always involve physical touching. In fact, it’s more often verbal in nature. Nonetheless, all types of sexual harassment cause distress and an unsafe, uncomfortable working environment. Whether it results in absences and lost wages, or the victim continues working in unfavorable working conditions, they deserve compensation when an employer violates this serious workplace protection standard. Some common claims that legally constitute sexual harassment include:

  • Unwelcome physical advances and touching
  • Unwelcome verbal sexual or romantic advances
  • Inappropriate comments and attention to your physical appearance
  • Lewd or “dirty” jokes told to you or in your presence
  • Suggestive, sexual, or unwanted romantic emails, notes, messages, or texts
  • Sexually suggestive posters, calendars, or cartoons hung in the workplace
  • Repeated physical groping, even when passed off as accidental

Our  team at Gattuso & Ciotoli in Watertown takes a passionate stance against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace and we stand ready to hold your employer accountable for committing the violation or for allowing sexual harassment to occur on their watch. Through an award of monetary compensation, you can take an important step toward protecting yourself and others at your workplace, and get justice.

Why Choose Us to Represent You in Your Sexual Harassment Case?

Enduring any harassment in the workplace is distressing, but when you become the target of harassment that’s sexual in nature it’s also intimidating and can even be frightening. At Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, we understand the best way to navigate claims in this painful area. Our combined decades of experience in employment law in Watertown and across Central New York, as well as our contingency-based fee policy, make us ideally suited to represent you. We don’t collect fees until we’ve helped you gain financial compensation for the wrong done to you by an employer. Contact our Watertown office today so we can hear the details of your case and start working on a strategy toward the best possible outcome.