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Above The Bar AwardsOur Award-Winning White Plains, NY Sexual Harassment Lawyers and Sex Discrimination Attorneys have successfully represented many female executive and other employees who worked (or continue to work) for employers located in or near White Plains, Westchester County. Over the past two decades, White Plains has become home to many large employers. Our White Plains Sexual Discrimination Lawyers have counseled clients who have worked for Morgan Stanley, Nine West, Goldman Sachs, Ritz Carlton, Pepsico, MasterCard, Pernod Ricard, Fuji Film, Morgan Stanley, Snapple, Atlas Air, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, American Express, Heineken USA, UPS, and many other employers. Unfortunately, gender discrimination (which includes sexual harassment) still exists in today’s workplace. If you feel you are the victim of sexual harassment or gender discrimination in the workplace, call us now to learn your rights at (914) 723-7900. Do not wait to assert your lawful workplace rights. Your job is too important. An overview of Sex Discrimination with some illustrative examples is provided below.


Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment are Wrong and Illegal

It Should not be Tolerated


Basics of Sex Discrimination

Sex or gender discrimination occurs when an employee (or job applicant) is treated differently than others due to his or her gender. Every employee should be granted the same rights regardless of gender. An employee cannot be fired, rejected from employment or harassed in any way because of his or her gender. Sexual Harassment is included a part of gender discrimination.

Examples of Sex/Gender Discrimination

  • Glass Ceiling: Female employees are restricted from promotions and advancing within the Company while male employees with less

  • Client Preference is not a Defense to Discrimination: When a male applicant and a female applicant are of equal credentials and qualifications, but the female applicant is rejected from the job offer because long time clients do not feel comfortable working with females.

  • Pay Disparity Based on Gender: When a female employee is less than her male co-worker who has the same title and job responsibilities.

  • Discriminatory Selection: Female employees are laid off in a Company’s reorganization but male co-workers in the same roles with less seniority are retained.

  • Sexual Harassment: A supervisor, co-worker or client of female employee makes repeatedly unwelcome sexual advances and comments about the employee’s physical appearance and/or physically touches the employees in an unwanted manner (i.e., hand on knee). The employee tells the harasser that the conduct was unwelcome and must stop and the harasser says, in sum or substance, ‘I can ruin you,’ ‘[y]our performance review is not looking good.’


What Should I Do If I am a Victim of Sexual Harassment or Gender Discrimination

You may want to consider the following factors: Checklist

  • DEVELOP A STRATEGY: Remember that each case is unique and you should speak with an experienced Employment Lawyer as soon as possible to develop and present the strongest legal arguments in the appropriate forum and manner. At the outset, it is important that you understand your options, strength of your claim, the benefits and the risks (which many employees overlook).

  • KEEP A RECORD: Your employer maintains a personnel file on your employment. You may want to consider keeping your own file by writing down every instance of discrimination or harassment that you experience – what happened, what was said, what time and where did it occur, were there any witnesses, how did it make you feel, did you complain about it, etc. You should exercise some caution as these documents could become discoverable and viewed by your employer in a lawsuit or administrative proceeding. Since you generally do not have an expectation of privacy, you should keep your notes at home, not at work or on your work computer.

  • FILE A COMPLAINT: You should consider a written complaint about discrimination to your employer. Review your Company’s complaint process – is there an ombudsman, a Human Resources Contact Person or Complaint Hotline? If you are a member of a union, you may be able to file a grievance under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Make sure you keep a copy of everything you submit and receive from the Company regarding your complaint.

  • KNOW YOUR DEADLINES: Depending on your specific facts, you may be able to file a lawsuit, administrative charge or another type of claim. You should consult with an experienced employment lawyer immediately to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines or statute of limitations periods.

Call now to speak with one of our White Plains Employment Law Attorneys to learn your workplace rights, options and how we can help you -- (914) 723-900. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are a victim of race discrimination and your workplace has been affected.

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