NJ Sexual Harassment Law – Sexual Harassment at a Company Event

By Thomas McKinney

Can your employer be held liable for sexual harassment that occurs at a company sponsored event that it outside of your typical work hours?  Yes.  You employer is responsible for the misconduct and sexual harassment of its employees at company sponsored events.  The employer can defend against the claim by demonstrating that it took all reasonable steps to prevent the harassment.  Some of the factors for determining whether all reasonable steps were taken is to determine whether the employer had anti-harassment policies in place for company sponsored events and i, and how much, alcohol was served at the event.
April 1, 2011 – Castronovo & McKinney – Tom McKinney

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Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.