What Do I Do if I Am Being Harassed at Work?

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What Do I Do if I Am Being Harassed at Work?

Many of us spend a large part of the day at work. Because we spend so much time at work, it is important to feel safe and comfortable at our jobs. If an employee is being harassed at work, he or she may face a number of difficulties. Workplace harassment can severely impact your mental health. This harassment can also make it difficult to be productive or excel at your job, resulting in lost opportunities and additional struggles. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their place of work. If you believe you are being harassed, you may need to retain the help of a skilled employment law attorney. Read on for more information regarding workplace harassment.

What Laws Protect Employees From Workplace Harassment?

Being harassed in the workplace is an incredibly stressful experience. Luckily, New Jersey has various laws in place to protect employees. Some of these laws include:

  • New Jersey Law Against Disability (NJLAD)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

What Constitutes Workplace Harassment?

You may have a claim against your employer if you have been subjected to:

  • Slurs
  • Offensive jokes
  • Threats
  • Other behavior that created a truly hostile work environment

If you are unsure whether the behavior you are facing is considered harassment, reach out to our firm to discuss.

What Should I Do if I Believe I am Being Harassed?

If you feel that you are being harassed, there are several important steps you should take.

  1. Notify your employer
  2. Notify the HR department. Make sure to keep copies of records showing that you attempted to notify someone about the harassment.
  3. Take screenshots of any emails or texts that document the harassment.
  4. Document the harassment. If possible, take photos and videos of the harassment you are being subjected to. This can be incredibly important when it comes to a workplace harassment case.
  5. Keep a detailed log. Write down each instance of harassment, the date it occurred, what was said or done, etc.
  6. If you have taken the above steps and no changes have been made, you should reach out to a skilled employment law attorney.

You should feel safe at work. Our firm is here to advocate for you and fight against workplace harassment. If you are being harassed at work, reach out to our firm today to speak with a dedicated attorney. We are here to walk you through all of your employment law issues.

Contact our Firm

The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.

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