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Siben & Siben Long Island Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Long Island Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Have you become the victim of sexual harassment?  If so, you may have the legal grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegally to harass another person because of the person’s sex.  Siben & Siben Long Island sexual harassment lawyers have successfully represented victims of sexual harassment in the past and can help you navigate the arduous process of filing a claim and negotiating with your harasser to be compensated for the damages that can result from this all too common form of harassment.

Forms of Sexual Harassment

Many people are unsure if the untoward behavior that they have experienced from another person constitutes sexual harassment.  The truth is that the line between sketchy behavior and sexual harassment is very thin – and very interpretive. Incidences of sexual harassment can include:

  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Verbal harassment of a sexual nature
  • Physical harassment of a sexual nature
  • Making offense remarks about someone’s sex, such as making offensive comments to women about women “in general”

Sexual harassment is more common among women, with a man as the harasser, but men can be victims of sexual harassment, too.  And the harasser and the victim can be of the same sex.  Most generally, the harasser is the victim’s supervisor or coworker.   Some forms of simple teasing, isolated non-serious incidents and off-hand comments are not considered sexual harassment under the law.  But when sexual harassment is severe or frequent, the time to contact a Long Island sexual harassment lawyer is at hand.  In many states, you have a mere 180 days to file a charge, although federal employees have only 45 days.  Waiting too long to report the incident can cause your claim to be invalid.

If you know (or even suspect) that you are being sexually harassed, contact your Long Island sexual harassment lawyer Siben & Siben right away.  We have won over a billion dollars in monetary compensation for our clients and we can help you preserve your rights under the law.