Under New York state and federal laws, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has reported sexual harassment in the workplace.
(PRWEB) December 15, 2011
Two female NYPD officers are accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment in New York.
According to CBS New York (12/5/2011), the two officers allege Lt. Jason Margolis, is known around the 103rd precinct in Queens for hitting on female subordinates despite being married.
One officer pursued her New York sexual harassment in the workplace complaint internally with the NYPD and the investigation was closed, reported CBS New York. The officer said the sexual harassment by Margolis continued despite her sexual harassment complaint.
She claimed she is now being retaliated against.
The officer filed a discrimination complaint with the NYS Division of Human Rights dated November 8, 2011.
“Under New York state and federal laws, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has reported sexual harassment in the workplace,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms.
The second female officer said Margolis sexually harassed her, too. She reported the harassment in the workplace after hearing about the treatment of the first officer, New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand. This second officer filed an internal complaint with the NYPD, reported CBS NY.
A NYPD spokesman said the sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliation complaints are under investigation.
New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm represent victims of sexual harassment in New York, as well as individuals who have experienced retaliation after reporting harassment in the workplace.
“By filing sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits in New York, officers often force changes in police precincts,” said Perecman, a New York civil rights violation lawyer for over 30 years.
Individuals who believe they have suffered workplace gender discrimination, sexual harassment or retaliation in New York, please contact The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, auto accident, and construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including age and disability discrimination. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
The Perecman Firm serves Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
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