NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Klayman & Toskes, P.A. (“K&T”), www.nasd-law.com, recently expanded the firm’s established securities arbitration and litigation practice to include sexual harassment claims in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration forum against FINRA member firms. K&T offers free consultations for any person who believes they are a victim of sexual harassment. Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.
A recent study, which surveyed more than 3,000 individuals across all areas of the professional workplace, was conducted to understand the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. The study found that 22% of the professionals in financial advisory/wealth management jobs believe that sexual harassment is highly prevalent in the industry. The study also found that 63% of women and 51% of men have personally experienced, witnessed, or heard about others experiencing sexual harassment throughout their career. Perhaps most importantly, less than half of the people surveyed believe that sexual harassment is always or usually handled in an appropriate manner.
“Given the history of gender inequality in the financial industry, it is unsurprising that the results show that people believe there is a high prevalence of sexual harassment in the securities industry,” said Lawrence L. Klayman, the firm’s managing partner and co-founder. “Now, victims of sexual harassment need to know there is recourse for having to endure this inappropriate behavior."
If you would like to learn more about your rights in bringing a claim for sexual harassment, visit the firm’s landing page here or you can contact us directly at (888) 997-9956.
About Klayman & Toskes, P.A.
K&T is a leading national securities law firm which practices exclusively in the field of securities arbitration and litigation, on behalf of retail and institutional investors, as well as securities industry employees, throughout the world in large and complex securities matters. The firm represents high net-worth, ultra-high-net-worth, and institutional investors, such as non-profit organizations, unions, public and multi-employer pension funds. K&T has office locations in California, Florida, New York and Puerto Rico.