Harassment or discrimination due to an employee’s Jewish religion or ancestry is illegal in New Jersey. A series of offensive anti-Semitic comments, even if the boss claims he’s joking, can create a hostile work environment that violates the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. For years, lawyers debated whether an employee claiming anti-Semitic harassment had a higher burden of proof than a worker claiming sexual harassment or racial harassment. The Supreme Court of New Jersey resolved that debate in 2008 when it ruled that anti-Semitic harassment claims are held to the same standard of proof as other forms of workplace harassment. Contact us if you believe that you are being harassed on the job due to anti-Semitism.
March 17, 2010 – Paul Castronovo – Castronovo & McKinney – New Jersey Harassment Lawyers – NJ Discrimination Lawyers