The most common form of harassment in the workplace is sexual harassment but there are other forms of harassment that are prohibited by law as well. The law does not permit any employee to be offended, humiliated, assaulted and targeted at work because of his or her gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, race or national origin.
If you feel as though you have been harassed because of your age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, political or personal beliefs, or that you have been affected by a workplace environment that is hostile to other people, Meenan & Associates can help you fight for your right to a workplace free of harassment and violence.
Until recently, sexual harassment was thought to be the fault of the victim, who must have “asked for it” if they were being treated with disrespect, or subjected to lewd and inappropriate behavior. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. Those who commit wrongdoings are now being held responsible for their behavior, and the victims are often awarded damages for being made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe in their place of employment.
Colleen Meenan has extensive experience fighting against sexual harassment for employees in all types of employment. She has challenged the unfair treatment of women for over two decades, including the offensive treatment of women in law enforcement. One example is the case of a female undercover officer working within the New York City Police Department. The sexual harassment suit for the officer against her male superior, who not only spoke openly—and lewdly—about sexual exploits, also involved her superior watching pornographic videos during work hours.