NJ Sexual Harassment Law – Sexual Harassment at a Company Event

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