Is this sexual harassment?

2 Answers. Asked on Mar 11th, 2017 on Labor and Employment - New York
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My supervisor, a man, referred to my nipples as "highbeams" and said he could not stop looking at them, he also exclaimed that they were full and perky. He did this in front of two of my fellow associates and it left the group of us feeling awkward. I was embarrassed and my therapist told me that this is indeed sexual harassment. After reporting the supervisor, no action was taken by my management team. I cannot afford a lawyer and was also wondering if there was other legal representation I could look into. Thank you.
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Answered on Mar 12th, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Employment lawyers work on contingency.  However, proof is an issue, as the two people present may be unwilling to back you up publicly.  Also, you have no damages that are clear, like termination.  That said, call around if you want to sue.

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Answered on Mar 12th, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Anonymous,

 

Generally, sexual harassment is unwanted comments or conduct of a sexual nature.  Your situation sounds like it can be sexual harassment.  You really should contact an attorney.  Many attorneys, like me and my firm, work on a contigency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we get you some form of compensation.  Feel free to contact me (212) 248-0120.  I hope this helped.

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