If you have experienced bullying based on your gender, you are a victim of sexual harassment. In addition, if you have been promised rewards or threatened with punitive action in regards to compliance with sexual acts, it is legally sexual harassment. All forms of this behavior are illegal in New Jersey and throughout the United States. At Castronovo & McKinney, we strive to achieve positive results for your New Jersey sexual harassment claim. Our highly skilled and experienced attorneys will carefully explain your rights and guide you through the legal process so you can get your life back on track.
Sexual Harassment in N.J.
Sexual harassment laws typically do not apply to underlying comments, isolated incidents, or teasing. However, these actions can become a legal offense if they are frequent enough to create a hostile work environment or adversely affect your job. For example, sexually harassing comments can interfere with your ability to focus and perform your job. In turn, this discomfort may lead you to quit your job, keep you from being promoted, or cause you to be fired. Our New Jersey lawyers understand that sexual harassment in the workplace can impede your career, as well as create unnecessary mental and emotional stress.
In New Jersey, sexual harassment laws apply to all employment levels, as well as patrons. Whether the sexual harassment comes from your boss or supervisor, a co-worker, or a customer, it is unacceptable. The person doing the harassing may be either male or female, and the harassment is not limited to heterosexual relationships. Sometimes, in extreme cases, sexual harassment may progress into sexual abuse. If you feel that you have been sexually harassed, contact our New Jersey law offices for a consultation.
While some forms of sexual harassment are overt, others may be harder to recognize. The New Jersey lawyers at Castronovo & McKinney know the difference. Let us assess your claim and explain your rights to help you move forward. While we know we cannot erase the memory of such an experience, we can fight on your behalf to get the compensation you are entitled to.