Failure to adopt an aggressive stance on sexual harassment in the workplace can result in a loss of employee morale, increased stress and a decline in productivity.
New York, New York (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
A New York City high school principal found guilty of making inappropriate sexual comments to several female employees escaped being fired, reported the New York Daily News (1/8/2012).
Principal John Chase Jr. of Bronxdale High School, had told female staffers he was highly impressed with the school’s new photocopier because “it even has a hole in it where you can stick your d--- in and get a b--- job,” according to the New York Daily News.
A Department of Education investigation revealed that Chase made “inappropriate sexual comments,” reported the NYDN. However, officials said that while Chase's comments were sexually inappropriate, they did not say it was sexual harassment in New York.
New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand the only consequences for Chase were a disciplinary letter placed in his personal file and mandatory sensitivity training.
“Failure to adopt an aggressive stance on sexual harassment in the workplace can result in a loss of employee morale, increased stress and a decline in productivity,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman, a New York civil rights violation lawyer for over 30 years.
According to the New York Post (11/17/2011), Chase made several remarks about oral sex to female staffers.
A November 2011 Washington Post-ABC News poll indicated that nearly 64% of adults in the U.S. believe sexual harassment of women in the workplace is a problem.
New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled a number of cases throughout New York for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. For more information, please contact The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
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