New Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawyers & Discrimination Protecting Your Rights in the Work Place
Sexual harassment is a common form of discrimination in the workplace. Anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment, which can come in the form of male/female harassment, female/male harassment, or same-sex harassment.
The law firm of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A., is a proven advocate for workers in all types of employment law cases, including sexual harassment. Lawyer Scott Telson works tirelessly to protect his clients’ rights and will put his more than 25 years of experience in employment law litigation to work on your case.
We handle sexual harassment cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid if we win your case.
Do Not Be Victimized by Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Under federal law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. Meanwhile, NJ’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) also prohibits sexual harassment. Often sexual harassment is a form of employment discrimination.
Sexual harassment is inappropriate and unwelcome conduct that is sexual in nature. There are two main types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment.
- Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: An employer cannot link the condition of employment to sexual conduct.
- Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment: An employer also has an obligation to prevent supervisors and employees from engaging in actions or uttering words that make an employee feel uncomfortable because of his or her sex.
Both federal and state laws prohibit an employer from retaliating against you simply because you filed a sexual harassment complaint. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes anti-retaliation provisions that protect employees against employer retaliation for reporting sexual harassment. The NJ Law Against Discrimination (LAD) also protects employees against retaliation for reporting claims of harassment. If your employer fires you or otherwise retaliates against you for complaining of harassment, you may have a separate retaliation claim against your employer.
Contact Experienced NJ Sexual Harassment Lawyers at Lombardi & Lombardi Today
An employer can be held liable if he or she knows about sexual harassment and fails to remedy the problem. This means that a victim of sexual harassment will likely need to file a complaint with the employer before pursuing a civil claim. A knowledgeable sexual harassment lawyer, experienced with sexual discrimination cases, can ensure that you follow the appropriate protocol and get the compensation you deserve.
Sexual harassment law in New Jersey is incredibly complex. An experienced sexual harassment lawyer at Lombardi and Lombardi can help you navigate the complicated legal process. For a free consultation, call us or contact us online. We have offices conveniently located in Brick Township, Edison Township, and Freehold Township, so we are also available for in-person consultations.