Sexual harassment is never OK. It’s not just wrong, it’s also against the law when it happens at work. Those truths don’t change based upon what you do for a living. While the fine details of what does or does not constitute a hostile workplace might shift slightly based upon your type of employment, you’re entitled to be free from sexual harassment on the job no matter what you do. If your work experience includes sexual harassment, don’t think that simply must tolerate it. Instead, reach out to an experienced New York City sexual harassment lawyer.
The laws against sexual harassment apply to the strip club industry, but these jobs are often rife with sexual harassment and sexual assault. A 2019 article from the New York Times cited a study that showed the vast majority of exotic dancers surveyed had experienced sexual assault and/or sexual harassment at work. While the women surveyed danced in Portland, Oregon, it is reasonable to imagine that a study of New York City dancers would reveal roughly similar results.
Recently, a dancer at a Queens club sued — and won compensation — based upon the sexual harassment she endured.