New Jersey Workplace Harassment Lawyers
Harassment is unwanted conduct of an unlawful nature. If the harassing conduct is so severe and frequent that it affects the victim’s ability to do her or his job, this is called a “hostile work environment.”
Harassment can take many forms:
- When a supervisor, manager or employer demands sex in return for a raise, continued employment or promotion, this is sexual harassment.
- Off-color jokes, pin-up photographs of naked men or women, Internet pornography on work computers and unwanted touching are all examples of sexual harassment.
Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, attorneys are determined to protect employee rights in cases involving all forms of harassment such as:
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual orientation harassment
- Perceived sexual orientation harassment
- Racial harassment
- Religious harassment
- National origin harassment
- Disability harassment
If you have suffered personally or professionally because of harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination, contact us via phone at (908) 561-5577.
Sexual harassment occurs when an individual is the target of unwanted sexual advances, attention, bullying, and requests for sexual favors or lewd behavior. The perpetrator is often (but not always) a person in a position of power, such as a supervisor, teacher or coach.
If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment, or believe you work in a hostile environment, talk to sexual harassment attorneys Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC immediately. Our attorneys will guide you through the process of filing a complaint and taking legal action to stop the harassment. Your lawyer can also work with you if you are subsequently the victim of retaliation, such as a firing or demotion.
If you have experienced harassment on the job and your employer has failed to take appropriate action to stop it, contact Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC. Our attorneys will fully investigate your case to determine whether your employer acted inappropriately, and take legal action as necessary. Victims of harassment may be eligible for compensation through launching a harassment claim. Additional compensation may be available in cases where an employer initially ignored reports of harassment.
NJ labor laws protect people from being retaliated against for exercising their rights in the workplace, including the right to be free from harassment.
Filing a Harassment Complaint
If you have suffered harassment based upon your membership in a protected class such as race, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, etc., it is a violation of your rights under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Before you bring a lawsuit, you must first file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), generally within one year of the incident, to pursue legal action.
You must file a complaint before you can file a lawsuit.
Contact our New Jersey workplace harassment lawyers today
Harassment cases can be difficult to prove in a court of law and therefore it is important to have experienced and savvy legal representation that can help you gather and sort through the evidence of your case. If you have suffered harassment in New Jersey, contact Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our employment attorneys in New Jersey keep flexible office hours, with weekend appointments available, and we can meet you in your home if you cannot travel to our office. Call us today, we’re standing by to assist you at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online. We will come to you or you can schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Woodbridge, Watchung or Lyndhurst NJ.