Are you suffering harassment at work and need a harassment lawyer in New Jersey? Our lawyers have handled hundreds of harassment cases throughout New Jersey on behalf of individuals. It is unlawful harassment in New Jersey for your employer to allow age harassment, disability harassment, gender harassment, pregnancy harassment, race harassment, religion harassment, sexual orientation harassment, or certain other legally protected characteristics.
The New Jersey harassment laws prohibit your employer from firing you, refusing to hire you, demoting you, refusing to promote you, making decisions regarding your compensation, or taking any other employment action against you based on these legally protected characteristics.
Where a harassment claim involves allegations based on race, gender, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, the inquiry under New Jersey’s employment laws is whether a reasonable person of your race, gender, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or other protected characteristic would consider the workplace harassment to alter the conditions of employment thereby creating a hostile working environment.
When evaluating whether conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create a hostile work environment, the New Jersey courts focus on the harassing conduct, not its effect on the individual or the work environment. That is because neither an individual’s subjective response to the harassment, nor a defendant’s subjective intent when perpetrating the harassment, is controlling of whether an actionable harassment claim exists. Whether harassing conduct makes a work environment hostile is assessed by use of a reasonable person standard. The New Jersey and New York Courts have adopted that objective standard to provide flexibility so that the definition of “harassment” could reflect evolving community standards.
Our lawyers have extensive experience representing victims of age harassment, disability harassment, gender harassment, pregnancy harassment, race harassment, religion harassment, and sexual orientation harassment.
If you believe that you have been the victim of harassment, please contact our New Jersey Harassment Lawyers for a free confidential consultation.