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 frequently 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, employers in Greece are often required to implement company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the procedure for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.
New York and federal laws created agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Greece workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Additionally, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.
How can a New York attorney help?
Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Accordingly, hiring a lawyer in Greece might be the best way to ensure that your claim is filed within the deadlines specified by New York for sexual harassment matters.