What can I do without getting fired from my job?

I work in a retail situation that deals mainly with men and I work with another woman who wears very revealing shirts that make me very unconfortable. My supervisor and the owner have done nothing to correct this stuation. What can I do?

Asked on June 26, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I doubt that there is much you can do about this.  Unless you have a contract, or an employee handbook that covers firing in a way that can be used against your employer as a contract (and this is rare), you are an employee at will, and your employer does not even need a reason to fire you.

Depending on all the facts, there is a small chance that this could be considered sexual harassment.  If you want to pursue this, you need to have a consultation with an attorney who specializes in these kinds of cases.  One place to look for a lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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