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What is Sexual Harassment in Connecticut?

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is a form of illegal discrimination that comprises unwelcome sexual conduct affecting the terms and conditions of a person’s employment or that creates a hostile work environment. Examples of such conduct include: obscene communications such as emails or texts; the display or distribution of pornographic or otherwise offensive materials; unwanted or uninvited touching; sexual propositions with implied or explicit threats to your job security; and lewd comments or gestures. For sexual harassment to exist, the offending conduct must be sexual in nature or be based on hostility because of gender. The conduct also must be unwelcome, severe or pervasive, and affect the victim’s pay, benefits, work conditions or work environment.

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What is Sexual Harassment in Connecticut?

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is a form of illegal discrimination that comprises unwelcome sexual conduct affecting the terms and conditions of a person’s employment or that creates a hostile work environment. Examples of such conduct include: obscene communications such as emails or texts; the display or distribution of pornographic or otherwise offensive materials; unwanted or uninvited touching; sexual propositions with implied or explicit threats to your job security; and lewd comments or gestures. For sexual harassment to exist, the offending conduct must be sexual in nature or be based on hostility because of gender. The conduct also must be unwelcome, severe or pervasive, and affect the victim’s pay, benefits, work conditions or work environment.

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Manhattan Hotel Hit With Harassment Complaint

NEW YORK – Three housekeepers in Manhattan have filed sexual harassment lawsuits against their former employer after a preliminary investigation found evidence to support the claim that the trio had been groped by their superiors.The housekeepers – Marina Abdullajeva, Monica Quintana and Kathy Salgado – for the Club Quarters Midtown hotel, located at 40 W. 45th Street, are each suing their former bosses for $2 million in damages. Continue Reading

A Woman’s Right – 3 who fought back and won

A cleaning woman, who speaks no English, is raped by a supervisor. A plumber’s boss insists that she change into work clothes in front of male employees. A proofreader is fondled by a coworker. Other employees tell obscene jokes and make sexist remarks.

All three women filed complaints with the New York City Commission on Human Rights – and won.

“Discrimination is a strange animal. So many people don’t realize they are doing it,” said Joseph Maya, the attorney who handled the three cases. “I have cases all the time where someone has been subjected to sexual harassment, one of the most traumatic experiences a person could have.”

“Even with such serious charges, often the respondents don’t think they harassed. They think theirs is a natural reaction to a woman.”

Maya said the city agency investigates every complaint, and if someone “fears retalliation, we will prosecute a retalliation complaint too.”

He said the agency also tries to get companies to implement and adopt sexual harassment policies, telling employes it won’t be tolerated.

“Companies could save thousands of dollars by establishing such policies,” said Maya.

The proofreader he represented received $44,200 from her employer. The plumber got $18,000 and a seperate changing area. The cleaning woman got an undisclosed amount and all supervisors in her company were required to attend sensitivity training.

 

The lawyers at Maya Murphy, P.C., are experienced and knowledgeable employment law practitioners and assist clients in New York City, Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and elsewhere throughout Fairfield County. Should you have any questions about sexual harassment or workplace discrimination or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Joseph C. Maya, Esq. He may be reached at Maya Murphy, P.C., 266 Post Road East, Westport, Connecticut, by telephone at (203) 221-3100, or by email at JMaya@mayalaw.com.