Email: Janet@akinlaws.com | Phone: 212-825-1400
Janet TouJague is a legal secretary and the receptionist at the Akin Law Group, a New York and New Jersey Employment discrimination and sexual harassment law Firm, located right on Broadway in the financial district (downtown Manhattan). She received her B.A. from the College of New Rochelle in New York (2004) and started her carrier as a Correction Officer with the New York City Department of Correction. Passionate about assisting those that have been sexually harassed or have otherwise faced discrimination on the job, Ms. TouJague commenced her employment with the Akin Law Group, adding the soft personal touch that sets the firm aside from other New York and New Jersey employment law attorneys.
Ms. TouJague is dedicated and passionate about providing our New York and New Jersey clients with confidential, compassionate, considerate and courteous service. Many employees that have been sexually harassed or discriminated on their job, have already suffered emotionally with their confidence and their trust violated. These individuals are in need of care and comfort, not confrontation. After being greeted by Ms. TouJague, literally every individual that has walked through the doors of the Akin Law Group, leaves feeling better about the decision to contact the Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination attorneys at our firm.
Ms. TouJague has assisted many individuals with differing claims. By way of example, Gender Discrimination also known as sex-based-discrimination is a type of discrimination where an individual is treated differently because of that person’s sex. Although the term applies to any gender, giving validity to the phrase “it’s a man’s world” Gender Discrimination often involves treating woman (as an applicant or an employee) unfavorably because of her sex. Discrimination of this type also extends to the LGBT community with discrimination based on gender identity, bisexuals, gays, lesbians and transgender status including those claims based on sexual orientation and/or perceived sexual orientation.
Gender Discrimination laws forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, job titles, and any other term or condition of employment.
Often times, victims of gender discrimination are also victims of sexual harassment, which is defined as any unwelcomed sexual advance, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex or sexual orientation. For example, it would be illegal to make stereotypical and offensive comments about women in general by saying woman can’t drive, or do the work that men can do. It would equally be illegal to refer to a gay man as “she” or “princess” just as it would be illegal to refer to a lesbian woman as “he” in a derogatory manner. Unlike the usual sexual harassment scenario (often men harassing woman) with sexual harassment claims involving Gender Discrimination it is often the case that both the victim and the harasser are from the same sex. The harasser being from the same sex, does not make the harassment any less vicious or any less actionable.
If you feel that you have been subjected to sexual harassment, call the office at 212-825-1400 and ask Ms. TouJague to schedule a free consultation (confidential) with one of the experienced employment discrimination and sexual harassment attorney at the Akin Law Group. or click here to complete our contact form.