Resources for Victims of Sexual Harassment in New York City

Being a victim of sexual harassment, abuse or assault is a traumatizing and humiliating experience. The stakes are even higher when the harassment took place at work, for now you may fear losing your job or ruining your professional reputation. However, you should know that there are a variety of resources available to help you when you’re not sure how to make the abuse stop. For further information about reporting sexual harassment in New York City, consult a highly qualified lawyer to guide you through the administrative, legal, and possibly criminal process.

Sexual Harassment in New York: First Steps

When it comes to workplace sexual harassment, your first step should be to report the behavior to your Human Resources Representative or your supervisor. Our New York City sexual harassment attorneys understand this may be a difficult task and you might fear retaliation. However, it is important to speak up against your harasser. Contacting a lawyer well-versed in employment law may also help you to understand your rights.

Administrative Help for Sexual Harassment in New York City

If the abuse does not stop, you may file an administrative claim against your employer with a city, state, or federal administrative body. These governmental bodies are designed to offer protection to victims like you. We encourage you to do so with the help of a New York City lawyer, who can point you in the right direction. Through one of these entities, you may be able to obtain compensation for your ordeal, or you might be able to file a lawsuit in a court of law. To learn more, contact one of these administrative bodies that can help with all employment-related issues, including NYC sexual harassment:

Assistance for Victims of Crimes

If you were raped, physically assaulted, or otherwise the victim of a sex crime at work, you must reach out to the proper authorities. As the perpetrator might be your boss or an executive at your company, you might be terrified to call the police; however, it is imperative that your abuser be properly punished – and you stay protected. Contact your local police precinct to file a criminal case against your abuser and then call an attorney to learn more about filing a civil sexual harassment case.

Emotional Support for New York City Sexual Harassment Victims

Enduring sexual harassment or abuse at an New York City or Philadelphia workplace haunts many victims. The shame, the degradation, and the emotional distress can negatively impact your professional, social, and family life. For counseling and emotional support, you can reach out to one of these support programs or hotlines:

  • NOW NYC Helpline: (212) 627-9895
  • Legal Momentum Equality Works Program: (212) 925-6635
  • Equal Rights Advocates: (800) 839-4372
  • Safe Horizon Crime Victim’s Hotline: (866) 689-HELP (4357)
  • Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: (212) 227-3000

The New York sexual harassment lawyers at the Arce Law Group are here to help. We help victims like you throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens through the complicated legal process, allowing you to move forward from your traumatic experience. Our attorneys have helped countless clients obtain full and fair compensation for their ordeal. Contact our NYC lawyers today at 212-248-0120 for a free initial consultation.

By Bryan Arcé | Published September 7, 2015

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