New York, New Jersey And Florida Sexual Harassment Claim Lawyer
Sexual harassment in the workplace is something most people find themselves unprepared to handle. If you are in such a situation and are concerned about your rights and your job, contact Thomas D. Shanahan, P.C. We are an employment law firm defending the rights of employees for more than 15 years. Based in Manhattan, we represent clients across New York City, as well as in northern New Jersey and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Understanding Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is unwelcome sexual actions, whether verbal or physical. Generally, there are two types:
- Quid pro quo — This means, literally, "this for that." This form of harassment involves a choice for the victim between accepting unwelcome behavior and suffering an employment-related consequence. Examples include pay cuts, denied promotions or termination. Quid pro quo can also mean obtaining employment-related rewards such as raises or promotions only after fulfilling some sexual request.
- Hostile work environment — This type of sexual harassment occurs when unwelcome behavior creates an unpleasant, offensive or intimidating atmosphere at work or interferes with a person's job performance. Offensive sexual remarks, inappropriate images or materials, innuendos, jokes, gestures or touching can create a hostile work environment.
Sexual harassment at work is wrong and illegal. If you believe you have suffered due to sexual harassment, our firm can help. We will help you find a solution to the problem so you can feel safe and comfortable at your place of work. Attorney Thomas Shanahan will handle your case with an approach that best fits you and the situation, whether through litigation or other action. We also address all forms of employment discrimination and are ready to protect your rights.
You Do Not Have To Put Up With Sexual Harassment At Work
At Thomas D. Shanahan, P.C., we are dedicated to serving as trusted advocates for all clients in pursuit of justice and fairness. To schedule a consultation with lawyer Thomas Shanahan, call our office at 212-867-1100, or contact us online. We are in downtown Manhattan in Foley Square, near all the major courthouses and many subway stops. Credit cards are accepted.