New Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawyers
The problem of sexual harassment in the workplace is widespread both across the U.S. and in New Jersey. Sexual harassment takes one of two forms:
- Quid pro quo harassment – an employer or a supervisor demands sexual favors in return for a promotion, keeping a job or some preferential treatment
- Hostile work environment – supervisors or male co-workers engage in behavior of a sexual nature that is degrading, demeaning, and/or embarrassing
Sexual harassment is a type of discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act. Sexual harassment comes in all forms: at times the harassment is quite subtle such as an employer or supervisor sending memos or
e-mails with sexual content, lewd jokes, unwelcome sex talk, offensive comments about a women’s body, requests for favors in exchange for employment advancement; at other times, the harassment is over the top, that is, blatant such as unwelcome groping and touching, graphic details about one’s sex life and outright demands for sex or else. Employees often feel helpless as though they are in an inferior position and will lose their jobs if they do not comply with a superior’s demands.
No one should be subjected to derogatory comments or demeaning behavior in the workplace. No one should be subjected to working in a hostile environment as described above. Employers should be held accountable for a hostile work environment. The lawyers at Cowen & Jacobs have practiced Employment Law since 1990 and have represented both men and women in sexual harassment claims.
We have represented many individuals whose lives were made miserable by sexual harassment and hostile work environments with successful outcomes.
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Contact the Hackensack employment law attorneys at Cowen & Jacobs regarding any legal matter. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at 201-525-0025.