Workplaces in New York must comply with state laws on the prevention of and responses to sexual harassment of employees by coworkers, managers and clients. However, employers and employees alike may find cause to question the point at which sexual innuendo or other activities end up constituting prohibited sexual harassment. Failure to understand this infringement of worker rights and promote an understanding with all workers can be damaging.
Harassment of any kind in an individual’s place of employment can hinder the employee’s trust and confidence in an employer. Employees want to feel safe and respected in their work environment or they will dread waking up and going to work.