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Stony Brook University Sexual Harassment Policies Remain Unclear For Students

Stony Brook University has enacted a number of sexual harassment policies after nearly twenty “forcible sexual offenses” were reported on campus in 2012. Despite the increase in policies designed to protect students, many on campus are more confused than ever. New York attorneys believe the problem lies in the quantity and verbiage of the various… Read more »

YouTube Asked To Remove Video Of Egyptian Sexual Assault

In a legal move our NYC sexual harassment lawyers applauded, YouTube has been asked to remove a controversial video of an injured Egyptian woman being dragged naked through Tahrir Square after an alleged sexual assault that took place during the inaugural celebration of President Abdel Fattah al-SiSi. Since the posting of the video, seven men… Read more »

Dateline: Producer Used as “Sexual Bait”

A New York woman filed suit against Dateline NBC for allegedly using her as “sexual bait.” A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Kimberly Lengle was hired by the television news magazine Dateline in 2012. Though employed as a producer, Ms. Lengle found the responsibilities of her position had more to do… Read more »

Workplace Sexual Harassment Statistics

Despite federal, state, and city laws offering safeguards for employees to protect against sexual harassment, it’s still a huge problem for workers just like you across the nation. Every day, women and men are being subjected to unwanted sexual advances, assault, inappropriate comments, and hostile work environments. Harassers have the power to not only terrorize… Read more »

Why Sexual Harassment Doesn’t Get Reported in NYC

Sexual harassment is one of those problems everyone knows exists, but not everyone wants to talk about it. Unfortunately, countless instances of sexual harassment do not get reported every year because people are afraid to speak out. They fear the consequences — or worse they don’t even know fighting back is an option. Many reasons… Read more »

Massachusetts Domestic Workers Now Protected from Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Massachusetts has joined the ranks of states like New York, now providing legal protections for domestic workers. Under the new law, housekeepers, nannies, home nurses, companions, and other in-home employees are now safguarded from sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse. In addition, the legislation establishes basic rules on working hours, breaks, and terms of employment. The… Read more »

Thinking About a Baby? Know Your Rights in the Workplace

If you are pregnant or planning on a pregnancy, it is easier to navigate the workplace when you know your rights. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects your rights throughout the employment cycle in companies with 15 employees or more. Across New York, our law firm works with clients who suffer discriminatory actions based on… Read more »

New York Ethics Commission Unveils Hotline to Report Sexual Harassment

Amidst a storm of controversy and complaints, the New York state Joint Commission on Public Ethics is set to unveil a new hotline that legislative staffer and tipsters can call to report sexual harassment. The state Assembly has garnered a lot of bad press over the past couple years over allegations of sexual harassment. Our… Read more »

Study On Middle School & High school Students Reporting Sexual Harassment, reporting harassment, Reporting sexual harassment in your workplace

Amidst a storm of controversy and complaints, the New York state Joint Commission on Public Ethics is set to unveil a new hotline that legislative staffer and tipsters can call to report sexual harassment. The state Assembly has garnered a lot of bad press over the past couple years over allegations of sexual harassment. Our… Read more »

Study Finds Adolescent School Kids Confused About How to Report Sexual Harassment

A Florida study found that about only four in ten students at Hillsborough County’s middle and high schools know how to report sexual harassment. This finding is in spite of a 2011 federal agreement that was intended to make sure kids knew the proper ways to report sexually inappropriate behavior. At Blake High School in… Read more »