New Jersey Sexual Harassment Attorneys
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits sexual harassment which is defined as conduct that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual relations or any verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Types of Sexual Harassment:
- “Quid pro quo”– An employer, or an employer’s agent, implies or states that granting sexual favors or participating in sexual acts is a condition of employment, or that this behavior will be rewarded with advancement to a higher position or that withholding these favors will be punished with negative evaluation or demotion.
- Hostile work environment–An employee is subjected to sexual, abusive, or offensive conduct because of gender. The conduct must be severe or pervasive. In this instance, it does not have to be sexual conduct and it does not have to involve physical contact.
Consult an employment lawyer at Einhorn Harris who will help you determine if these definitions apply to your case. Or if you are an employer, learn how you can develop policies and procedures that will help you avoid a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Given the complexities of Sexual Harassment cases in New Jersey, we advise you to contact one of our experienced employment law attorneys at 973-627-7300 at Einhorn Harris today. We handle employment and harassment issues throughout New Jersey.