No one should be subjected to derogatory comments or demeaning behavior in the workplace. No one should be forced to work in a hostile environment. And no one should face retaliation for rejecting unwanted sexual advances or reporting acts of sexual harassment to their superior or authorities. Employers must be held accountable for allowing sexual harassment to go unchecked.
Fortunately, both state and federal law prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, and a victim of sexual harassment can force their abusers to be held accountable in state and federal court
An experienced lawyer will know a victim’s rights under state and federal law, and what to look for when investigating an allegation of sexual harassment. They also have the power to force abusers to testify under oath about their behavior, under the threat of prosecution for perjury.
An effective New Jersey sexual harassment lawyer will know when to negotiate with an employer and when to argue on your behalf. They’ll make their client feel safe and comfortable when telling their story, knowing their issue is being handled by a professional.
Our Bergen County lawyers at Cowen & Jacobs have practiced employment law since 1990 and have represented both men and women in sexual harassment claims. We’ve represented individuals whose lives were made miserable by sexual harassment, retaliation, and hostile work environments with successful outcomes.
As a two-woman legal team, we’ve cultivated an inclusive, safe environment for our clients. We’re focused on creating an atmosphere of open communication where our clients are our priority. Our lawyers in Hackensack, New Jersey take on legal matters that have the potential to greatly impact our clients’ lives, including claims of sexual harassment in the workplace.
The New Jersey sexual harassment attorneys at Cowen & Jacobs can help you fight back against the abuse you suffered in the workplace. To stand up for your rights and the humanity of others, like yourself, who’ve suffered harassment in the workplace, contact Cowen & Jacobs today!
This is when an employer or a supervisor or anyone else in a position of power over the victim demands sexual favors in return for a promotion, job security, or some other preferential treatment at work.
Retaliation is when a supervisor or co-worker acts to “get back” at the victim for not responding to their advances or for reporting their behavior. Unlike Quid Pro Quo, this form of harassment occurs after an offer or sexual suggestion was rebuffed by the victim.
This is when supervisors or co-workers engage in sexual behavior that is degrading, demeaning, and/or embarrassing for female employees. This includes unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate touching or groping, discussing graphic details of sex, and outright demands for sex, but it covers much more.
Under the law, a hostile work environment results from behaviors such as using hostile and degrading language, displaying suggestive photos in the workplace, making lewd gestures in the workplace, and sending sexual or demeaning jokes in work emails.
Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace often feel guilty or unsure if they have a claim. The bottom line is that under the law, words, images, text, videos, offensive conduct and gestures of a sexual nature have no place in the workplace regardless of the perceived severity of the incident.
No one should be subject to threatening, demeaning, or degrading circumstances at work. You deserve better under the law. Our lawyers have over 35 years of experience with employment law. Call Cowen & Jacobs today to discuss your next course of legal action and discover.
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