Why Is Sexual Harassment Hard to Prove? | Katz Melinger PLLC
Katz Melinger PLLC
Free Initial Phone Consultation
212-460-0047
Menu Contact
Free Initial Phone Consultation
212-460-0047
Proactive. Pragmatic.
Committed To Obtaining Results.

Why Is Sexual Harassment Hard to Prove?

Wider recognition of cases involving single, isolated incidents of sexual harassment has offered greater protection for employees in recent years. People, and more importantly courts, are taking sexual harassment cases seriously, and that is good for people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace.

However, that doesn't mean proving sexual harassment is easy.

Victims must prove that harassment occurred, and the employer will almost always deny any wrongdoing. While the laws regarding sexual harassment are clear, direct evidence can be hard to come by. Given this, sexual harassment cases often turn into instances of "he said, she said."

To strengthen your case, it is important to keep any proof of harassment, especially if it is in electronic or written communication. If there is no physical evidence, you should document instances of harassment. Keeping meticulous records and having hard evidence can improve the chances of your case being successful.

Being proactive when sexual harassment occurs in the workplace can also increase your odds of proving your claim in court. Reporting harassment to your human resources department and following the procedures outlined in your employee handbook are important first steps. However, be aware that just because an employer has a certain rule, it doesn't necessarily mean they are following the law.

Sexual harassment can be traumatic. Even one offensive incident can lead to a hostile work environment. The stress, or expected stress, of fighting a case can lead some victims to feel like hiring an attorney and holding their employer accountable isn't worthwhile.

Knowing how to bring a case against your employer can be your best defense. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Schedule Your Consultation Today

To begin protecting your legal rights and financial interests, schedule an initial consultation. We clearly communicate your legal options in an honest manner.

Contact Katz Melinger PLLC at 212-460-0047 or reach us by filling out the form below.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Address

Katz Melinger PLLC
280 Madison Avenue
Suite 600
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-460-0047
Fax: 212-428-6811
New York Employment Law Office

Review Us
CLOSE WINDOW  X

Can we help you find a topic?