Bronx, NY asked in Sexual Harassment for New York

Q: If i work in a office building and employees from another company sexually harassed me, can i sue them for it?

Would it be considered business if i managed the loading dock,packages, fire safety,calling to confirm appointments, for the companys of the building while at the front desk?

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V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Does your employer do business with the other company? If yes have you reported the conduct to your employer?

Sexual harassment claims involve workplaces and employers but you may have an action against an individual for a possible tort or it might be criminal or you might be entitled to an order of protection. Schedule a legal consultation.

Michael Diederich Jr.
Michael Diederich Jr.
Answered
  • Stony Point, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If your company has no power or control over the other companies employees, then the employment discrimination laws do not protect you directly. However, their conduct may be individually tortious. For example, if one touched you without your consent, that would be tortious--a common law battery. If you suffered damages, consult with a qualified lawyer. You may also wish to consider contacting the police, if criminal harassment is involved.

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