New York City Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination Lawyers

Dedicated to fighting injustice for clients throughout New York

Unfortunately, sexual harassment and discrimination run rampant in businesses across New York City and the State of New York. It is unlawful for an employer to refuse to offer you a job, to fire you or to terminate your employment because of your race, religion, nationality, color, creed, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation. It is also unlawful to discriminate against you by refusing to promote you or grant you the raise, bonus or commission that you deserve. When this happens the employment attorneys at the Akin Law Group, PLLC are here to protect your rights.

If you have been the subject of unlawful sex discrimination or sexual harassment, you may be entitled to:

  • Lost earnings (back pay)
  • Future lost earnings (front pay)
  • Compensation for emotional distress
  • Punitive compensation
  • Costs and interest
  • Attorney’s fees

One of the most rampant forms of discrimination is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, New York State Executive Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Sexual harassment occurs in two different forms:

  • Direct sexual harassment: Your employer, supervisor, boss or colleague demands that you perform sexual acts in order to gain certain benefits or to keep from losing benefits you already have.
  • Indirect sexual harassment: Your employer, supervisor, boss or colleague creates a hostile work environment by exposing you to sexually explicit pictures or material, reviewing pornography on the computer, constantly speaking in sexual terms, making sexual jokes, calling you names (such as bitch, bimbo, etc.) or offending you in physical terms by touching you, rubbing against you, trying to look through your clothes or offensively staring at you.

Despite the abuse, many victims of sexual harassment or employment discrimination (regardless whether it is based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, etc.), remain silent because they are embarrassed, humiliated or in fear of losing their job. Many victims also feel that the law will not help them or that they cannot afford an attorney.

With most clients we work on contingency — which means you do not have to pay anything unless we make a recovery for you. So, if you feel you have been the victim of sexual harassment or discrimination at work, call the Akin Law Group, PLLC today for a free consultation. Your employer has attorneys working for them. You deserve to have the right attorneys working for you.

Regardless of the form it takes, discrimination — including sexual harassment — is illegal and you do not have to stand for it! The answer is the Akin Law Group. Call us at 866.685.5163 or contact the firm online for a free initial consultation and put the Akin Law Group on your side.

Akin Law Group, PLLC in New York City can be easily reached by car or public transportation

The Akin Law Group's office is conveniently located on Broadway in New York City's financial district (downtown Manhattan) and is easily accessible by car (FDR Drive or West Side Highway) or public transportation (1, 4, 5 and R Trains). Parking is available at a garage directly across the street on the west side of the building.