Unlawful harassment is a type of discriminatory conduct prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state authority.
Unwelcome verbal or physical actions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 and over), disability (mental or physical), or retaliation constitutes harassment when:
- The conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create a hostile work environment; or
- A supervisor’s harassing conduct results in a tangible change in an employee’s employment status or benefits (for example, demotion, termination, failure to promote, etc.)
Sexual Harassment can, but need not, be of a sexual nature and includes same-gender harassment and harassment based on gender identity or sexual-orientation. For more information on Harassment, contact your New York City Harassment employment lawyer or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.