Nobody is above the law.
In the age of the #MeToo movement, thousands of women and men are standing up to acknowledge that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Sadly, the majority of these cases happen at work. In New Jersey, our laws have zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the workplace.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual relations, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
There are generally two types of sexual harassment.
- Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment occurs when a supervisor attempts to make submission to sexual demands a condition of employment. For example, when an employee believes that he or she must tolerate sexual advances or engage in a sexual relationship in order to continue employment, to achieve advancement, or to avoid adverse employment consequences such as poor evaluations or demotions.
- Hostile Work Environment harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to sexual, abusive, or offensive conduct because of his or her gender. For example, when the work environment is severe or pervasive enough to make a reasonable person of the employee’s gender believe that the conditions of employment have been altered and the working environment has become hostile or abusive, the work environment may be deemed unlawfully hostile and abusive.
We Fight for Your Justice
What does real justice for an individual who was sexually harassed at work look like? The answer is different for each client. At the Law Offices of Beth C. Rogers, we work with you to assure that we obtain justice for you.
Employees who have been sexually harassed while at work may be able to bring a lawsuit against their employer.
Beth Rogers has successfully litigated workplace sexual harassment cases in New Jersey State and Federal Courts for over 20 years. She is fully committed to continue fighting against anyone who erroneously thinks they can sexually harass another individual or create a hostile environment at the workplace. For more information on the laws against workplace sexual harassment, see Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and State of New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety Division on Civil Rights
Contact us if you have been sexually harassed while at work in New Jersey. We provide a free and confidential analysis of your individual situation.