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.
We have chronicled a variety of stories involving egregious conduct in workplaces in New York and other areas of the country that involve the sexual harassment of a worker. State and federal laws prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. The laws also allow a victim of harassment to seek to hold a company accountable if the business knows of a hostile work environment and fails to properly investigate and take appropriate action to eliminate the behavior.