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How to file a workplace harassment lawsuit in New York?

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Workplace harassment is a crime punishable under the laws of the State of New York, as well as other entities in the United States. If you believe that you are being treated improperly at work, your case may allow you to file a workplace harassment lawsuit, and Conexión Legal can advise you.

Workplace harassment, also known by the term ‘mobbing’, is a type of violence that most of the time can cause serious emotional and even physical harm to the victim.

Although the laws are clear regarding this type of situation and fully protect the rights of the harassed worker, most of the time the victims avoid taking legal action to avoid possible retaliation against them, or even out of fear that the harassment will escalate.

If you are a victim of workplace harassment, don’t be afraid to stand up for your rights as a worker. Call 1800 201 1220 today, or text our WhatsApp for free legal advice from our Legal Connection team.

How do I know if I am a victim of workplace harassment?

Workplace harassment can take many forms, but in general, it encompasses all hostile and offensive behavior that a person must endure in the workplace, most often coming from a superior position.

If, for example, you are being forced to perform sexual favors in exchange for a promotion at work, or you receive verbal insults or mistreatment because of conditions that have to do with your essence and personality, such as your sex, age, religion or sexual orientation, it is undoubtedly a case of harassment at work.

The fact of acting legally in this type of situation is important to prevent you from suffering greater emotional damage, which may eventually even become physical, and to ensure that the responsible party receives the appropriate sanctions according to the type of harassment that has been carried out.

Do you need guidance on how to take legal action in this type of situation? Our advisors at Conexión Legal can provide you with free advice, so that you know your rights and can even file a workplace harassment lawsuit in New York, which would open the door to compensation.

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Most Common Types of Workplace Harassment in New York

Before thinking about filing a workplace harassment lawsuit, it is important to identify what type of harassment or mistreatment you are receiving in the work environment so that you know the proper legal path to take.

Some of the most common types of workplace harassment are as follows:

  • Discrimination based on age, sex, pregnancy, religion, race or sexual orientation.
  • Sexual harassment by your employer or co-workers.
  • Taunting and insults against you by co-workers.
  • Sexually explicit comments about your body.
  • Inappropriate touching or other physical actions performed without your consent (kissing, touching, sexual contact).
  • Use of racially offensive language against you.

If you have been a victim of any of these types of harassment, you have the right to take legal action to recover for the emotional or physical damages you have suffered as a result.

What do I need to do to file a New York workplace harassment lawsuit?

First, make sure you act quickly once the first harassment situation occurs. Keep in mind that, if you let it happen the first time, it can happen again and again until it causes you further physical or psychological harm.

In addition, in New York you have a total of 180 days to file a workplace harassment lawsuit from the time the harassment occurred, so it is essential to act quickly to stop the harassment and seek justice for the physical or psychological damages you have suffered.

In order for your claim to have the necessary value, be sure to gather as much evidence as possible about the types of harassment you have suffered. In this case, photographs, videos, audio, text messages, emails, testimonials from other co-workers, and any element that may reflect the mistreatment you are suffering in your work environment may be useful.

With all this at hand, it will be essential to have the support of an attorney that will allow you to start the process of a workplace harassment claim, which will allow you to receive benefits to compensate for the damage suffered as a result of harassment.

Can I receive compensation as a victim of workplace harassment in New York?

Depending on the extent of the harassment you have been the victim of, you may have the opportunity to claim compensation for the damages you have suffered as a victim of harassment at work through a workplace harassment lawsuit.

Compensation for harassment will cover expenses such as:

  • Moral and psychological damages.
  • Stress and/or depression.
  • Medical attention.

Among other damages that a lawyer considers claimable in your case, and that allow you to receive a millionaire compensation as a victim of workplace harassment in New York.

Get free advice on how to file a workplace harassment lawsuit

If you are a victim of workplace harassment, the law protects your rights and gives you the opportunity to take action to recover compensation for the damages you have suffered. Do not be afraid of retaliation. Our team of experts will guide you every step of the way in filing a workplace harassment lawsuit to help you get justice.

See also: Can you sue for Workplace Harassment in the United States?

Call 1800 201 1220, or text our WhatsApp now to receive free legal advice and contact the best workplace harassment lawyers in New York, who will make sure you achieve every single benefit you deserve.

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