Rochester, NY asked in Sexual Harassment for New York

Q: Is there a set time limit that I need to file a sexual harassment claim during? I didn't feel safe reporting until my

supervisor switched positions within the company and now it's been three years. Am I too late to file?

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

A: Employees need to report harassment. Of course now the New York State Law protects employees who are sole employees so unwelcome conduct by just the owner of a company would be covered.

You must file charges with the EEOC within 300 days of the last discriminatory action or 1 year to file a complaint with the NYS DHR alternatively.

The timely reporting and or filing is critical because often the retaliation claims are the best. If those who timely reported or witnesses who helped them were not protected from retaliation few victims would come forward and probably few or none would agree to help.

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