Bronx, NY asked in Sexual Harassment for New York

Q: Can I sue a client company for false accusations? I asked for my contract to be terminated in September 2020.

I worked for a client company through a temp agency. I attempted to report a coworker for sexual harassment and the client company director lied and told HR that I was having a sexual relationship with the man to protect him. I denied the accusations and have gotten bullied by other coworkers because the male coworker started a smear campaign about me and told them I have a mental illness.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
  • Fairfield, NJ
  • Licensed in New York

A: Under state and federal law, employers have an obligation to investigate sexual harassment and take steps to prevent it and to prevent retaliation against those who make complaints. You should contact an employment lawyer to review all the facts and legal issues associated with your situation to get the proper advice on how to protect yourself at work.

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