Struggling With Unwanted Conduct And Contact In The Workplace

Many people have a belief about sexual harassment in the workplace that has been solidified by decades of books, movies, television programs and media reports. However, it is important to remember that sexual harassment can occur between any possible combination of genders. Additionally, harassment can occur at any work level from temporary staff to executives. If you are being harassed at work — regardless of your occupation, age or gender — it is wise to seek the counsel of a skilled employment law attorney.

At the office of Levy Davis & Maher, LLP, we are proud to represent mistreated employees in New York City and throughout the five boroughs. With more than 80 combined years of legal experience, our lawyers are dedicated to helping clients eliminate a hostile work environment and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.

Employees often hesitate to contact an attorney due to the numerous questions they continue to ask themselves:

  • How do I prove that I've been harassed?
  • Will my complaint become public knowledge?
  • Am I protected from retaliation?
  • How long does a case take?

While these questions are valid, they shouldn't prevent an employee from seeking legal guidance. Our lawyers can listen to the facts of your situation and provide the answers and representation you need.

Conduct Versus Contact

Many people assume that a sexual harassment case centers on unwanted touching. While contact is a cornerstone in countless sexual harassment cases, it is not a necessary component. Conduct and context are crucial elements. Unwanted conduct can take the form of content, jokes, emails, signs, posters in offices or cubicles, or repeated requests for dates. Additionally, our firm is prepared to represent employees struggling through situations such as:

  • Retaliation based on the termination of a sexual relationship
  • Offers of promotion or favorable treatment at work (quid pro quo) in exchange for sex
  • Supervisors or a management staff who ignore reports of sexual harassment or misconduct

Employees are protected from this level of conduct by numerous acts and laws.

We Listen

Mistreated employees come to our firm for many reasons. Whether they want to file a lawsuit, are seeking advice or want the conduct to stop without following the legal process, we can help. We will carefully listen to our clients' wishes and provide a detailed explanation of options as well as our recommendation on how best to proceed.

Schedule A Consultation

At the earliest stage possible, we encourage workers to contact an attorney. We can listen to the facts of your case and provide guidance regarding your best course of action. We provide services in English and Spanish. Our office is conveniently located in the Wall Street area with ample parking at Battery Park Garage. We are located near transportation routes and facilities that include:

  • The W, R, J, M, Z, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway lines
  • Bus routes M1, M6 and M15
  • PATH
  • The Holland and Brooklyn Battery tunnels
  • West Side Highway and FDR Drive
  • The Staten Island and New Jersey ferries
  • The downtown heliport

To contact a lawyer, call 212-371-0033.