Defining Sexual Harassment in New Jersey

Sexual harassment continues to be a pressing concern in workplaces, despite widespread media coverage. Classified as illegal sex discrimination according to state and federal laws, it commonly takes two forms:

Quid pro quo harassment, often involving a supervisor or authority figure demanding sexual favors in exchange for job benefits such as promotions or raises.

Hostile work environment, characterized by a pattern of unwelcome sexual conduct or comments that significantly disrupt an employee’s work performance.

Sexual harassment includes behaviors like:

  • Visual conduct: Inappropriate staring, displaying sexually suggestive materials
  • Verbal conduct: Sexual comments, jokes, or gestures
  • Physical conduct: Unwanted touching or assault

It also includes behaviors such as offering job benefits in exchange for sexual favors or retaliating against individuals who decline such advances. While women are frequently affected, harassment can target anyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, identity, or employment status.

At our firm, we are committed to supporting and defending the rights of those subjected to workplace harassment. Our legal team in Atlantic County is prepared to stand by you in these challenging situations.

Trust Castronovo & McKinney with Your Claim

Many victims of sexual harassment are reluctant to come forward due to concerns about retaliation and harm to their reputation. Our attorneys have the skills and experience necessary to protect your rights, reputation, and career. As our client, we will take the time to thoroughly comprehend your circumstances and assist you in exploring your options. While

Our team will utilize evidence and witness testimonies to bolster your sexual harassment claim, ensuring your rights and reputation are defended. Be aware that employers are legally prohibited from retaliating against employees for raising concerns about sexual harassment. Any adverse employment actions, such as termination, demotion, or reassignment, in response to a harassment claim, can lead to employer liability.

Additionally, we assist businesses in defending against sexual harassment claims and advise on developing effective harassment policies and reporting protocols. Our commitment extends to fostering positive and respectful work environments for both employees and employers.

pursuing a sexual harassment lawsuit can be difficult, we are dedicated to standing by you every step of the way.

To strengthen your case, consider the following steps:

  • Document any offensive comments or behavior.
  • Directly confront the offender to express that their behavior is unwelcome.
  • Keep a record of your efforts to address the issue, whether verbally or through written communications like emails.
  • Follow your company’s procedures to formally report the harassment.
Atlantic County Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Our team will leverage evidence and witness testimonies to strengthen your sexual harassment claim, safeguarding your rights and reputation. It’s important to note that employers are legally forbidden from retaliating against employees who report sexual harassment. Any negative job actions, such as termination, demotion, or reassignment, in response to a harassment complaint, can result in employer liability.

Furthermore, we aid businesses in defending against sexual harassment allegations and provide guidance on crafting robust harassment policies and reporting procedures. Our dedication extends to promoting positive and respectful work environments for both employees and employers.

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Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Sexual Harassment Attorney

At Castronovo & McKinney, LLC, we understand the pivotal significance of sexual harassment claims for both employees and employers alike. Our proficiency in this domain guarantees that whether you’re aiming to safeguard your employment rights or uphold your business’s integrity, you’ll benefit from expert legal support. Reach out to our office to schedule a consultation.

We cater to clients across New Jersey in addressing sexual harassment claims, including in Atlantic County, as well as other regions such as Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, and Morris County. Additionally, we serve cities like Hackensack, Newark, New Brunswick, and Morristown.

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