Binghamton Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Binghamton, NY

Sexual harassment is defined under New York law as unwelcome conduct that is of a sexual nature, which includes both verbal and physical actions. Employers are most often involved in the following types of sexual harassment acts: demanding sexual favors in exchange for promotions, creating a sexually offensive work environment, and making sexual advances.

How does New York Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First, Binghamton employers may be required to establish company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.

Additionally, federal and New York laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Binghamton to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Employers are also prohibited under these laws from taking action in retaliation against an employee who has claimed sexual harassment, such as firing them or denying them a promotion.

How can a New York attorney help?

If you do not have any expertise in the applicable laws, it may be difficult to investigate and prove a claim involving sexual harassment. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these matters to be overworked. So, hiring a Binghamton lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of New York.

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Life in Binghamton

Binghamton is the county seat of Broome County in the state of New York. With a population of 47,000, it is considered the cultural center of the "Greater Binghamton" area, also known as the "Triple Cities" metropolitan area. It was settled as early as 1802 and officially incorporated as a city in 1867. Currently Binghamton is known for being a city with a rich history of technological innovation. The city is the birthplace of companies like IBM, Link Simulators, and Dick's Sporting Goods. Binghamton University is also located nearby and is an important contributor to the economy and educational atmosphere of the Triple Cities area.

Residents of Binghamton enjoy the city's many urban and rural trails, which are suitable for bicycling and walking. One of the more popular urban trails is the Downtown and Northside River Walk, which winds past many of the town's main attractions. Binghamton also boasts a number of fitness and recreation facilities.

Notable Binghamton residents have included musical composer Frederick Ayres and author Liam Murphy. Binghamton has also made several appearances in many films, TV shows, and books.

Lawyers practicing in Binghamton, New York typically file their cases in either the Binghamton City Court or the Broome County Courthouse. The Binghamton Supreme Court Law Library has proven to be of great assistance for many Binghamton lawyers. Binghamton lawyers practice in a wide variety of legal fields and topics.

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