NJ Harassment Law
Are you suffering from workplace harassment and need a New Jersey harassment lawyer? Our New Jersey workplace harassment attorney has 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 workplace 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.
Workplace Harassment Claims
Where a workplace 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 New Jersey workplace harassment lawyers have extensive experience representing victims of age harassment, disability harassment, gender harassment, pregnancy harassment, race harassment, religion harassment, and sexual orientation harassment.
Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Workplace Harassment Attorney
At Castronovo & McKinney, we have a proven history of successfully resolving employment law claims in and out of the courtroom. Trust our legal team to always work in your best interests and make sure your rights are protected. Contact us today so we can start working on your case.
Castronovo & McKinney, LLC helps clients with their workplace harassment claims throughout New Jersey including Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, and Morris County as well as the cities Hackensack, Newark, New Brunswick, and Morristown.