Kessler Matura P.C.
Call For A Free Consultation | Se Habla Español

Civil Rights Bureau offers resources for sexual harassment victims

Thankfully in this day and age, there is a lot of awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace. That is not to say that individuals are not still scared or intimidated to confront this harassment, but at least it is a topic that is on the minds of those who run our state. The Office of the NYS Attorney General Civil Rights Bureau has outlined a lot of resources for anyone who needs support with this matter, including various hotlines and a way to contact advocates.

As New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman writes in the bureau’s ”Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” brochure, “it is important that all workers know that there is help available for those who believe they are being illegally targeted.”

Sexual harassment goes far beyond your very blatant touching or sexual advances. Sexual jokes, requests for sex or public pornographic images can also be seen as sexual harassment. Even sexual gestures, such as pantomiming sexual acts, can be considered sexual harassment.

Our laws protect men, women and third parties, no matter their sexual orientation. When it comes to third parties, this can be a little confusing. Some examples of this kind of harassment include when two consenting adults are engaging in sexual conduct that is creating a hostile work environment for another person, or when the harassment that is directed at one individual affects the work environment of others around them.

If you feel you are the victim of sexual harassment, start by following your company’s procedures to file a complaint. If you are not being heard or your complaint is being dismissed, contact an attorney in order to protect your rights.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
office building

Contact Us Today To Schedule A Free Consultation

Reach out to our office today to make an appointment to talk about your issue. Call 888-831-8615 or send us an email.

se habla espanol.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

email us for a response

Kessler Matura P.C.
534 Broadhollow Road
Suite 275
Melville, NY 11747

Toll Free: 888-831-8615
Fax: 631-499-9120
Melville Law Office Map

Email Us