When it comes to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, the world seems to have turned upside down over the past few months: we’ve heard stories from the entertainment world about Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, and in politics about Al Franken and John Conyers – and dozens more. What used to be taken for granted as simply obnoxious behavior in the workplace is now unacceptable and actionable – and that is where a top New York sexual harassment attorney comes into play. Simply put, society today does not take kindly to groping, forcible touching, rape and sexual assault or even sexual talk in the workplace. Consensual sexual relations between a boss and an employee can be a form of sexual harassment if the sexual contact is a condition of the employment. Finally, if you have been given a sexually transmitted disease (STD) by your employer or supervisor, you may be able to sue for damages. In all of these cases, finding the best New York sexual harassment attorney to help you navigate these very uncomfortable waters is crucial to getting you justice and a monetary award or settlement for your damages.
Preserve All Evidence of the Harassment
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman we have represented numerous women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace by their employers. Just over the past year we have settled claims for millions of dollars for our clients – and changed their lives. We have also sued a man in New York who gave our client genital herpes. In all of these cases, the most important advice we can give a woman who has been on the receiving end of this sort of behavior is to document all of the abuse and illegal behavior. Powerful men will deny these actions occurred and can afford lawyers to defend them till the end of time. In order to combat this, preserve all communications and evidence: texts, emails, voicemail, pictures, and even telephone conversations should be carefully kept along with a log of all inappropriate sexual behavior which has come your way. Even if you have given in to the sexual advances of your boss, you should continue to document all of the behavior: in certain circumstances a case can still be made on your behalf. If you are fired or are forced to quit, you may still be able to sue for damages and possibly get your job back if you can demonstrate that the termination was retaliation for something that occurred in the relationship. Don’t be a victim – fight for your rights and yourself today. Click here to learn how to begin the process of filing a complaint against your tormentor.
Hire a Top New York Sexual Harassment Attorney Who Gets Results
There are numerous attorneys in the fields of sexual harassment and sexual assault who will promise you the world. But in finding the best sexual harassment attorney in New York for you, it is imperative to find someone capable of fighting against well-funded and powerful executives who believe they can crush you with their money and power. Do you want someone who handles minor civil litigation? Or someone who has taken on the federal government and beaten them in high profile cases? Someone whose experience in cross-examining witnesses is limited to $100,000 civil cases in New York? Or an attorney who represents some of the biggest clients in the world in the most difficult cases? Who do you think your lascivious boss will be more likely to take seriously? Give us a call at (212) 581-1001 to discuss your matter today.
Jeffrey Lichtman has received the highest rating (AV) from the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, is recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has also been selected as a New York City Super Lawyer for being a leader in his field of criminal defense. Mr. Lichtman has received a rating of 10.0/10 Superb rating from Avvo Lawyer Directory and was profiled in the New York Daily News, The New York Times as part of the “Public Lives” series and in a two-part series in Super Lawyers magazine. He can be reached at (212) 581-1001.