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New York Employment Law Attorneys Providing Comprehensive Workplace Harassment Lawsuit to Victims


You have legal rights to pursue justice for your harassment

Workplace harassment is prohibited by both state and federal law. This means that any victim of harassment in the workplace has the right to pursue legal recourse against their harasser or their employee. There are specific steps harassment victims should take to pursue these legal and administrative options to their fullest.

At Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth, our New York employment lawyers have helped many workplace harassment victims obtain favorable results in civil harassment lawsuits. Our knowledge of laws governed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights allow us to provide the guidance victims need to effectively pursue justice for their harassment.

It is important to follow all steps in the process of filing a harassment lawsuit

There are key steps that victims should follow when considering filing a workplace harassment lawsuit. Following these steps may help to end the harassment before legal action is necessary. These steps may also help to strengthen your case when legal action is required.

Before filing a workplace harassment lawsuit, you should:

  • Speak to your harasser: It may sound scary, but speaking to your harasser about their actions is a necessary step. Clearly convey your position and inform the harasser of the impact their actions have had on your work and life. Ask them directly to change their behaviors, and inform them of your willingness to file a claim with your employer if the harassment continues.

  • File a complaint with your employer: If your harasser continues their harassment even after a frank discussion, it is time to take action. Most employers have an established procedure for filing a harassment claim. Contact your human resources representative to initiate the process as quickly as possible.

  • File an administrative complaint: If your employer fails to take action or the harasser continues mistreating you, it is time to file an administrative complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights. By filing this claim, you initiate an official review of your case, which may lead to sanctions against your employer or legal intervention in your case.

  • File the lawsuit: Workplace harassment can have significant financial impact on a victim, especially when the harassment leads to the victim’s termination or resignation. Bringing civil action against your employer and the harasser is a viable strategy for pursuing compensation for your losses and your suffering.

While it is possible to complete some of these steps without legal guidance, retaining a New York employment lawyer early in the process may improve your chances of successfully resolving the complaint. Even after speaking with your harasser and before filing a complaint with your employer, the guidance of a lawyer can help you understand your legal options and how best to proceed.

Schedule a consultation to discuss your options for filing a workplace harassment lawsuit

The New York employment lawyers at Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth provide aggressive legal representation to victims if all forms of workplace harassment. Our knowledge of workplace harassment laws allows us to explain your legal options in terms that are easily understood. Throughout your search for resolutions, we stand by your side and shield you from unnecessary emotional harm and stress.

Contact us online or call 212-545-1199 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation with one of our New York employment law attorneys.




Contact an employment law attorney in New York today for a free initial consultation and determine whether you have a case. For a free initial consultation, you can contact us online or by phone.

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