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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 »

Dooney and Bourke Sued for Harassment

A recent sexual harassment lawsuit may leave an upscale purse manufacturer holding the bag. In May, suit was filed against Dooney and Bourke in White Plains Federal Court by former employee, Ramona Lester. According to the New York Post, Ms. Lester was hired as a full-time sales representative at the Westchester Mall location of Dooney… Read more »

Immigrant Women Particularly Susceptible to Sexual Harassment in NYC

New York City is a hub of culture mixing, new opportunities, and a chance to start over fresh. Thousands of immigrants come to New York City every year to relocate their families, start a new career path, or get away from violence and strife back home. Tragically, immigrant workers’ rights are often trampled on by… Read more »