Can I sue a cab company for one of their drivers sexually harassing me?

Asked 5 months ago - Brooklyn, NY

I called a private cab service and the driver was sexually harassing me, verging on sexual assault. He said that my perfume makes him horny and making moaning sounds.

I was trying to ignore him and be polite because I was in a rush and it's scary being in a strange man's car but I noticed him deliberately driving out of the way of where I was going so I was getting concerned. Then, he pulled the car over to tell me that I "look like I like sex" and asking if he could touch my breasts.

I ended up just telling him to leave me there since I wasn't too far from my destination. As I handed him the money, he reached back to try to touch my breast. I ran out of the car as quick as possible.

I want to know if I have a basis to sue or at least report him in some way. Thank you.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Arthur H. Forman


    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . You can file a complaint with the NYS Division of Human Rights. It may be simpler to file a complaint with the NYC Traffic and Limousine Commission. You can reach them by calling 311.

  2. Vincent Peter White

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . 1. Call the police.
    2. This is not an employment law question.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more
  3. Kevin Rindler Madison


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . As Mr. Forman suggested, file a complaint with the licensing agency, file a complaint with the cab company, and make a report to law enforcement.

    If this information has been helpful, please indicate below. I hope my information is helpful to you. If you think... more

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