We are living in the world of the MeToo Movement.  It has pervaded our culture and entered into our consciousness in the wake of an alarming number of sexual predators who have victimized women for too long.

So how is it that our esteemed Governor, the man who I served under while he was the New York State Attorney General, fallen so far so fast?  Governor Cuomo, the man we all turned to during this pandemic for his daily morning updates, is being accused by eight women of despicable conduct that seems out of character for the leader we trusted. Is he guilty? Time will tell, but it is important for us to understand what sexual harassment is exactly before the verdict is in and we pass judgment.

Sexual harassment is any sort of unwelcome or offensive comments or touching that is either of a romantic or a sexual nature. And it can be from a coworker. It could be from a supervisor or an owner. It can be from a patron. If you are in a public place, it could be from an employee of that establishment. If it’s sexual harassment that happens in school, it could be from a teacher, a faculty member, an employee, or another student. The most important thing about sexual harassment discrimination is the unwelcomeness of either the comments, the act, or the act that is taking place.

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Protect Your Rights by Retaining a Sexual Harassment Lawyer in New York  

If you are wondering what constitutes sexual harassment, you should consult an employment discrimination lawyer about whether you may have a case.  We empathize with your situation and will hold your hand throughout the process as we know this is a difficult issue to address and as a victim, you simply do not know where to turn. The lawyers at the Van De Water Law Firm, P.C., are experts in the field and have settled dozens of these cases before they go to trial.  Contact us for a free and completely confidential consultation at 516-400-4142 or on the web at ChrisVanDeWater.com.

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