Helping Employees Respond to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
No one should have to undergo sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers should be punished if they put their employees in dangerous situation, especially if they refuse to do anything about it. If you believe you or a loved one has experienced sexual harassment, you should speak with an experienced, knowledgeable sexual harassment attorney as soon as possible.
The Arnette Law Firm has assisted many clients with sexual harassment claims. See our verdicts and settlements page for information on a few of our cases in this area.
Workplace Sexual Harassment: What It Is and Isn’t
Sexual harassment is one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of law. The law recognizes two different types of sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo, in which an employer demands sexual favors in exchange for promotion or other job-related benefits.
- Hostile work environment, in which a workplace displays a hostile and pervasive pattern of inflicting sexually suggestive imagery, suggestions, gestures, etc. A few isolated incidents do not typically make for a valid sexual harassment case.
Most likely, you need to give your employer a chance to remedy sexually harassing behavior. Most employee manuals dictate internal process that employees must follow before filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against the employer.
For anyone who may have a sexual harassment case, it is vital to preserve as much evidence as possible. People often expect that their coworkers will step forward to testify, and then are disappointed to see people refuse to testify because they are afraid that doing so will jeopardize their jobs.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation about a possible sexual harassment claim. You can be sure that we will give you the compassionate, knowledgeable guidance you need. Our practice serves clients throughout New Jersey.