Reverse Sexual Harassment Under Investigation by New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Following Dog Trainer’s Accusations


New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman comments on a recent lawsuit highlighting female-on-male sexual harassment in the workplace.

In New York, a male dog trainer claims he was fired after he refused to have sex with his female boss, a 44-year-old socialite.

The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court last week.

New York civil rights violation lawyers understand, the laws against sexual harassment apply equally to men and women.

“While the majority of reported sexual harassment is done by men towards women, workplace sexual harassment does happen to men,” said Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms.

As reported by the New York Post, dog trainer Westley Artope asserts that his boss, former model Paige Bluhdorn, came on to him many times while he was training her dogs at her Westchester County home.

In an interview with the New York Post Artope said, “She did things that were inappropriate. She would call me into her bedroom several times, and she would basically flash me.” He also claimed Bluhdorn “exposed herself” while he was training the dogs and asked him to “sit on the bed next to her.”

“This appears to be an example of an otherwise good employment opportunity gone wrong when workplace sexual harassment became an issue,” said Perecman, a New York civil rights violation lawyer for over 30 years.

According to the sexual harassment lawsuit, Artope continued to refuse Bluhdorn's advances and she eventually became angry, criticizing his work and then banning him from the home.

Artope, who had worked for Bluhdorn since September 2008, said he was fired in July 2009 after he complained about the hostility and reported the sexual harassment to the estate manager.

Reverse sexual harassment refers to the sexual harassment of a male by a female. The actual number of sexual harassment claims filed by men is generally assumed to be significantly underreported due to the nature of the offense. However, both sexual harassment and reverse sexual harassment are forms of illegal discrimination.

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