Q: The interviewer sexuall harassed me. Can I still sue even though I don't work at that company?
A: Sexual harassment includes all unwelcome sexual advances or behaviors in the workplace, even when you are not yet an employee of that company. If you were sexually harassed or discriminated against because of your gender during a job interview, it may or may not be severe enough to file a claim. Under federal and state law, the conduct must be pervasive or severe. However, New York City has a lower standard and the behavior only has to be more than a “petty slight.”
If you believe you experienced sexual harassment during a job interview, you should contact an experienced employment attorney.
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