There are few things more sickening than subjecting an employee or fellow co-worker to an act of sexual harassment. Though as a society, we’d like to think that we’ve moved beyond such repulsive behavior and conduct, in recent years, we have learned that sexual harassment in the workplace is far from eradicated. Fortunately, in today’s day and age, attorneys and other parties can work to hold all those who subject individuals to sexual harassment in the workplace accountable for their actions. Attorney Vigilante has worked to bring sexual harassers to justice for over 20 years, and if you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, she is here to help. Contact The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. today to learn more about sexual harassment in the workplace and how a sexual harassment attorney in Gloucester County, NJ can help you.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
The first thing you must understand is that all acts of sexual harassment in the workplace are prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as a form of discrimination against a person because of their sex. Though sexual harassment frequently comes in verbal form, such as requesting sexual favors, sexual harassment can also come in the form of physical conduct, such as unwelcome sexual advances, intimidation, and more. Both verbal and physical conduct of this nature are considered sexual harassment. Under New Jersey law, employers are legally obligated to thoroughly investigate all claims of sexual harassment, and if they fail to do so, they may be held liable.
Defining Qualities of Workplace Harassment
Oftentimes, when sexual harassment occurs, employees are made to feel intimidated to comply out of fear of losing their job. This is unacceptable. If the harassment has caused you to believe that your career is at stake, or the harassment has affected your overall job performance, you most likely have a valid sexual harassment claim. Finally, you should note that if you reported an incident of sexual harassment and your employer terminated, or threatened to terminate your position, you almost certainly have a case against your employer. Termination or any other form of retaliation due to you reporting an incident of harassment is illegal, and our firm can help you seek justice.
Contact a New Jersey Sexual Harassment Attorney
Understand that anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace; it is not limited to gender. Sexual harassment is among the vilest, yet also one of the most widely-reported types of harassment in the workplace, so while you may feel frightened or alone at the moment, just know that you are not alone and that our firm is here for you. We have helped countless individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace expose their harassers and move on with their lives, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. to schedule a consultation with our New Jersey employee rights law firm today.