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On Behalf of | Jul 2, 2024 | Sexual Harassment |

You deserve to be safe at work. Yet, if you’re reading this post, then you’ve probably been sexually harassed and are trying to figure out your next steps. Tragically, many New York and New Jersey workers are subjected to harassing behavior. And even when the behavior in question is egregious, your employer may still fight you if you choose to take legal action against them. So, if it looks like a sexual harassment case is on the horizon, then it’s necessary to prepare to fight back against the defenses that you’ll face.

What defenses will you face in your sexual harassment case?

Depending on the facts of your case, you might be up against several defenses. This includes:

  • Arguing that no adverse action was taken against you.
  • Claiming that you failed to take advantage of preventative or corrective measures provided by your employer.
  • Demonstrating that it, as your employer, took action to try to stop the harassment once it was reported.
  • Arguing that any adverse employment action taken against you was based on your work performance rather than retaliation for your reporting of the harassment.

There might be other defense strategies that are employed in your case. For example, your employer may try to damage your credibility to show that your account of alleged harassing events shouldn’t be believed. So, ready yourself for these attacks and be prepared to effectively counter them.

Fight to be heard in your sexual harassment case

You’ve been silenced long enough. Now is the time to stand up and be heard on the disgusting behavior that was exhibited toward you and your employer’s failure to protect you. If you need help advocating for yourself in that way, then seek out any additional resources and guidance you may need to feel comfortable moving forward with your case.