Handling Complex Sexual Harassment Cases In New Jersey
Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, an experienced employment law firm can help you seek justice. Trial attorney Donald W. Bedell and his team have more than 20 years of experience and a reputation for holding employers accountable for their wrongdoings.
Don’t be intimidated by your employer. Know your rights and your options for putting an end to sexual harassment by your employer. Talk to a proven workplace harassment lawyer today.
Sexual harassment can be divided into two categories. The first is hostile work environment. This is when supervisors or co-workers create a work environment in which a person feels unsafe or unable to work by making sexually charged comments, adult jokes or unwanted advances. Inappropriate touching and the presence of pornography or adult materials in the workplace can also contribute to a hostile work environment.
The second category of sexual harassment is referred to as quid pro quo. This is when someone in a position of authority offers to promote, provide a raise or give some other job-related incentive in exchange for sexual favors.
Sexual harassment should not be confused with gender discrimination, which is also illegal. Gender discrimination is any negative action based on an employee’s gender, such as wrongful termination, failure to promote or disciplinary action. Regardless of the form of discrimination or workplace harassment you have encountered, you should discuss your case with a dedicated lawyer at the Law Office of Donald W. Bedell as soon as possible to review your options.