SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

Federal, state, and some city laws, have been enacted to protect employees from sexual harassment in the workplace.  A party that seeks to recover damages for sexual harassment may do so under two theories: (1) quid pro quo, and/or (2) hostile work environment.  In a sexual harassment claim based on quid pro quo theory, a

Checklist for Office Leases

There are several important issues to consider prior to leasing an office space. Some of these issues are the following: 1. Space: How big is the space? 2. Permissible Use: What can the tenant use the space for? Are there any limits? 3. Lease Terms: Commencement Dates, Rent Abatement, Rights to Terminate 4. Rental Amount:

EVICTIONS IN A FORECLOSURE ACTION

An individual or entity may purchase a foreclosed premise where the original owner is still residing.  It is unlawful for the new owner to take matters into their own hands and forcibly remove them from the premises.  Instead, the new owner must commence legal proceedings to evict the former owner.  However, prior to doing so, the

Unlawful Evictions

Unlawful Evictions In order for a tenant to be lawfully evicted from a premises, strict procedures must be followed.  A landlord that takes self-help remedies and removes a tenant’s belongings and changes the locks may be liable for triple the damages suffered by the tenant as a result of the landlord’s unlawful eviction.  Accordingly, it

How To Write a Rent Demand

In order for a written rent demand to be proper, it must contain specific information.  The written rent demand must set forth the following:      The written demand must state that the Tenant is required to pay the unpaid rent, or, alternatively return possession of the subject premises.      The demand must specify the period that rent

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