Gender discrimination in the workplace is unfair treatment of an individual based on gender. Over 40% of women reported that they have faced gender discrimination in the workplace compared to 20% of men.
Federal and New York courts have long recognized a doctrine of what's called "constructive termination."
New York is an "at-will" state when it comes to employment. That means an employer can fire you for nearly any reason -- as long as the reason doesn't violate anti-discrimination laws on the city, state or federal levels.
It's disturbing, to say the least, any time sexual harassment happens at work or anywhere else. But it's especially pernicious when bosses and other people in positions of power try to wield their power in a sexual way. Do they think they're being subtle? Powerful and intelligent people may think their sexually offensive behavior is somehow permissible, but they're wrong.
In the past few years, there has been a rise in the number of people coming forward about being sexually harassed at work. Many outspoken victims have been in the entertainment and media industries. However, sexual harassment at work can happen in any industry, whether you work as a server in a night club, a receptionist in an office, or an executive at a large corporation.
In recent months, sexual harassment in the workplace has been at the forefront of national news. Between allegations of misconduct against celebrities and political figures and the growing #MeToo movement, it seems as though a news story comes out every day about an alleged incident involving workplace sexual harassment.