NJ Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyers

sexual harassment in the workplaceWorkplace sexual harassment can severely affect your enjoyment and productivity at work. Instead of looking forward to meeting challenges and accomplishing tasks, you dread going to work because of the environment that awaits you there. Whether you are being harassed by a co-worker, boss or a client, all forms of sexual harassment can leave you feeling uncomfortable, threatened and objectified. No one should have to face such an environment on a daily basis, which is why workplace sexual harassment is illegal. Both federal and state laws prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. These laws are in place to protect workers like you, in order to foster healthier work spaces and encourage lasting employment.

How Do I Know If I am Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

When you have a constant sense of foreboding about the work day ahead of you due to someone else’s comments or behaviors, you could be experiencing sexual harassment. It is important to recognize sexual harassment for what it is so that you can take the appropriate steps to make it stop. If a co-worker, superior or client at work repeatedly offers unwelcome verbal commentary on your appearance, your gender or similar topics, this could be sexual harassment. While a single compliment that you look nice is not considered sexual harassment, repeated unwelcome remarks can be construed as crossing the line, creating a hostile work environment. The two most dominant traits of hostile work environment sexual harassment are that they are unwanted and repetitive. A single flippant statement may offend you, but if it is a one-time occurrence, that is usually not enough to constitute sexual harassment, unless it is of an explicit or severe nature. Another form of sexual harassment is quid pro quo sexual harassment, in which you are left feeling like you will be punished in some way if you do not offer sexual favors to your harasser. This could be offered in way to entice you to partake in sexual acts for better job opportunities, or it could be delivered as a threat that you will suffer demotion or other punishment if you do not comply. Regardless of which kind of harassment you are experiencing, they all are illegal and you have rights to ensure your safety at work and continued employment. [table id=1 /]

Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorneys

At Castronovo & McKinney, we have a proven history of successfully resolving employment law claims such as workplace sexual harassment 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.

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