Morristown Hostile Work Environment Attorneys
No person should be subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. Unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate sexual jokes and conduct can make the work environment impossible to bear. At the law offices of Morris, Downing & Sherred, our Morristown sexual harassment attorneys can protect your rights and hold the perpetrators accountable. As the largest firm in Sussex County and the only one with a practice dedicated to employment law, we have the resources and experiences to get results.
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Sexual harassment is any persistent conduct that is sexist, sexual or sexually motivated and creates a hostile and abusive work environment. In New Jersey, there are two types of sexual harassment:
Hostile work environment: As the most common sexual harassment claim, this is for people who have been the victims of offensive comments of a sexual nature. A hostile work environment can also be created by the presence of adult sexual materials in the workplace, sexually explicit jokes either spoken or emailed, unwanted sexual advances or excessive requests for dates, and other similar behavior.
Quid pro quo: It is illegal for a boss or manager to alter the terms of your employment based on demands for sexual favors. In other words, if a superior requests sexual favors in exchange for raises, promotions or otherwise favorable treatment, the employee who is the target is a victim of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is governed by both state and federal statutes. While you are protected as an employee under all regulations, it is important to determine the best place for you to file your claim. Intimately familiar with employment case law, we can evaluate your case in light of various statutes in order to find the best venue for your claim.
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There is no place for sexual harassment in the workplace. When you file claim, you are not just protecting your rights, you are taking a stand for all workers. From our Newton offices, we are ready to fight for you. Call 973-383-2700 or contact us online today to schedule a confidential consultation.